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Red Cross Worker Killed in Haiti

The International Committee of the Red Cross says one of its aid workers has been killed in Haiti.

In Geneva Friday, a spokesman for the aid agency said Joel Cauvin, a Haitian staff member, was found dead Thursday. He said Mr. Cauvin was abducted Wednesday night near his home in Port-au-Prince.

The ICRC said it has no information that the killing was targeted at the agency. It said it will continue its humanitarian operations in Haiti.

Political and gang violence has plagued the country since President Jean-Bertrand Arrested was ousted in February 2004 following an armed revolt.

Last week, the United Nations Security Council agreed to add another 1,000 soldiers and police to the peacekeeping mission ahead of elections later this year. That would bring the number of troops in Haiti to 7,500.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.