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Doctors Without Borders Aid Worker Killed in Darfur, Sudan


The international medical aid group, Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), says one of its aid workers was killed in Sudan's western Darfur region during an attack by government troops.

The aid group said Wednesday the Sudanese employee was shot dead December 17 in front of the group's warehouse in the town of Labado in the southern part of Darfur.

Doctors Without Borders also said 29 other local staff in the town are missing following fighting between government troops and rebels. It says the slain man was the second Sudanese employee to be killed in the last three months.

On Tuesday, the British charity Save the Children announced it is evacuating all its staff from Darfur after four of its workers were killed in the past two months.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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