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UN Engineer Shot in Somalia

A U.N. engineer was killed in by gunmen in the latest round of murders against aid workers, officials said Monday, MSNBC reported.

The engineer was shot several times in the head and body, an execution-style that has been seen in the murders of 28 other aid workers since last year, including one who was murdered two days earlier, the BBC reported.

The African nation is struggling against a rise in national insurgency, with the government supported by an unpopular Ethiopian army. The U.N. said nearly three million Somalians are in need of food and medical aid.