Authorities in the breakaway Somali region of Somaliland say Ethiopia has handed over a man accused of killing several foreign workers in Somaliland.

The interior minister for the self-declared republic, Ismail Aden Osman, said Sunday Ethiopian officials had arrested Mohamed Ali Yusuf last week.

He said Mr. Yusuf recently had been in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and neighboring Djibouti. But he did not release details on Ethiopia's role in the arrest.

He said Mr. Yusuf is accused of killing two British workers, one Italian and one Kenyan aid worker in Somaliland since last year.

The northwestern region in Somalia declared independence shortly after the fall of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.