A gunman killed three Somali aid workers, including two with the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP), in Somalia on Friday, development officials said.
The attack took place in the central Somali town of Matabaan, in a region under the control of the Ahlu Sunna group, which supports the Somali government.
"It was a shocking attack. A gunman opened fire and killed a local NGO (aid group) worker and two World Food Programme staff members during distribution day," Abdi Ali Moalim, an aid worker in Matabaan told Reuters.
A WFP employee in the Somali capital Mogadishu said two staff members had died in the attack.