French NGO worker murdered in Chad
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A French "Save the Children" worker was shot and killed by highwaymen in eastern Chad, his employer said, in what France's Foreign Minister Bernard Koucher branded a "barbaric" attack. (Report: N. Rushworth)
Pascal Marlinge, a French national working for the humanitarian organization Save the Children, was shot to death by “highwaymen” in the eastern region of
On Thursday night, the Chadian national police found his car over 100km from the assassination site. Marlinge, age 49, had been part of a three-vehicle convoy. Greg Graham, Adjunct Director of international missions at Save the Children in
The convoy had departed from Farchana, in eastern
One section of EUFOR (European Union forces), currently set aside to protect
One part of the EUFOR unit stayed to secure the rest of the convoy; the other section went after the bandits. Their efforts were in vain.
Mahamat Hissene, Chadian Minister of Communication, rejects any connection between this incident ant the Zoe’s
He continued, “We are waiting until the patrollers deployed to the region gather more information regarding the identity of the murderers.”
The French Foreign Affairs Minister Bernard Kouchner decried the assassination as “a barbaric, ignoble act” and demanded that the Chadian authorities do an investigation.
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