Somalia UN Attack

The United Nations mission in Somalia says gunmen inside an airport have shot and killed two consultants working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (Tobin Jones/Associated Press)

The United Nations mission in Somalia says gunmen inside an airport have shot and killed two consultants working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.  
 
Nicholas Kay, the UN representative to Somalia, said Monday the two were working in support of Somalia's aspiration for a peaceful and stable future. 

The UN did not immediately release the nationalities of the two slain U.N. consultants. An earlier report that a Canadian was among the victims has not been confirmed.

A UN official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information hadn't yet been made public said the two slain workers were working on a counter-piracy program and were looking at the financial flow of money related to Somalia's pirate attacks.

Clarifications

  • An earlier report that a Canadian was among the victims has not been confirmed.
    Apr 07, 2014 3:07 PM ET
With files from CBC News