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German aid worker murdered

An experienced German aid worker, Peter Kransmann, was killed in Burao, Somaliland on Tuesday. Witnesses said Kransmann, who worked for German Agency for Technological Cooperation (GTZ), was stabbed in the throat as he sat in his car with a female colleague outside the Gabahaddi Hotel in Burao, Reuters reported.

Authorities in the self-declared republic said the alleged murderer was mentally deranged and there was no known motive for murder. It is the first known killing of a foreign aid worker in Somaliland.

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