A British United Nations worker and his French colleague shot dead at an airport in Somalia may have been targeted because of their mission relating to piracy, an expert has said.
Simon Davis, 57, and Clement Gorrissen, 28, were killed when a guman opened fire on them as they were about to go through immigration at Galkayo Airport in the Puntland region of the country.
The men, who worked for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), were on a mission in Somalia to help stop the illegal flow of money, the organisation said.
Today piracy expert Dr Christian Bueger said the men may have been targeted because of their mission, describing their deaths as a “bitter blow” in the fight against piracy in Somalia.
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