A Somali National Government soldier walks past burning debris after a suspected suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into an armored convoy of African Union troops in Mogadishu. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- The aid group Doctors Without Borders says it's pulling out of Somalia after 22 years of work there because of attacks on its staff.
Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French initials at MSF, said Wednesday that armed groups and civilian leaders in Somalia "support, tolerate or condone" killings, assaults and abductions of aid workers.
The group said the pull-out will cut off hundreds of thousands of Somali citizens from humanitarian aid.
It comes about a month after two Spanish workers from Doctors Without Borders were released after nearly two years in captivity in Somalia.
MSF's international president said that respect for humanitarian principles no longer exists in Somalia.