The aid workers were inspecting projects in the area
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has asked the Liberian Government to bring to justice the killers of three aid workers.
A Norwegian and two Liberian employees of a United States-based aid agency were killed after being caught in a rebel ambush near the south-eastern town of Toe earlier this month.
The team had taken a huge sum of money into the region
to pay their local staff and inspect ongoing projects
Following the ambush, the BBC's Jonathan Paye-Layleh saw bodies scattered around the remains of the charred vehicle.
Kofi Annan "calls on all parties to the conflict in Liberia to reinforce measures taken to ensure the protection of civilians, including relief workers," said chief UN spokesman Fred Eckhard.
The bodies of Emmanuel Sharpolu and
Musa Keita, who worked for the Washington-based Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA), were buried in the area because of their advanced
state of decomposition, Defence Minister Daniel Chea told reporters.
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ADRA has since confirmed that Kaare Lund, a visiting
Norwegian colleague of the men who was travelling
with them, was also killed.
ADRA is in the south-eastern region implementing shelter programmes for the UNHCR in addressing the plight of refugees, mostly Ivorians, crossing into Liberia as a result of military hostilities in their
A Liberian soldier manning a roadblock on the highway
leading to Toe Town claimed that the vehicle in
question was stopped and advised against continuing
on to Toe Town because of fighting there.
"The driver bulldozed his way through the roadblock" and ended up in the ambush, the soldier said.