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Afghans Get Death in U.N. Worker Slaying

A Kabul court convicted two Afghans for the murder of a French U.N. staffer last year and sentenced them to death, officials said Tuesday. The murder of 29-year-old Bettina Goislard, the first foreign U.N. worker to be killed in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban, caused the evacuation of U.N. international staff from southern and eastern Afghanistan. The court sentenced Zia Ahmad and Abdul Nabi to death for the Nov. 16 fatal shooting of Goislard, who was sitting in a U.N. vehicle at the time outside a bazaar in the eastern city of Ghazni, 80 miles south of the capital, Kabul. Ghazni Gov. Haji Asadullah Khalid said the men, whose ages weren’t known, had denied the crime and could appeal. Full Story

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