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US Diplomat Found Dead in Ethiopia

The U.S. State Department says one of its diplomats has been found dead in his home in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.

A State Department official, who asked not to be identified, said 25-year-old Brian Adkins was found dead Saturday.

The official says U.S. diplomatic security is investigating the death as a suspected homicide.

The State Department has not officially released details of Adkins' death.

Adkins was a foreign service officer in the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa. He was on his first diplomatic assignment.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.