Aid Coordination Body (SACB) expressed its "deepest regret"
over the death of project manager Peter Krasemann of German
Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Somaliland on Tuesday.
donors, UN agencies and NGOs working in Somalia, and works
in concert regarding security issues - particularly kidnappings
and killings of aid workers - in Somalia.
the German embassy requested that the Executive Committee
meet on Wednesday to discuss the incident, which was the first
killing of a foreign aid worker in Somaliland.
released by the SACB said Krasemann was stabbed while sitting
in his car in Burao, and died almost instantly. His assailant
was immediately arrested and an investigation was underway
by the Somaliland authorities.
said it was waiting for the outcome of the investigation before
deciding what action to take. Peter Krasemann "had earned
a reputation for his enthusiasm, commitment and dedication,
even in the short time he had been working in Somaliland",
said the statement.