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U.S. Aid Worker Wounded in Darfur Ambush

A U.S. aid worker was shot in the face in Sudan’s Darfur region on Tuesday when gunmen ambushed the aid convoy she was traveling in, aid workers said. They said the woman, who works for USAID, had been taken to Khartoum for treatment. Her condition was not immediately known. “They were on the road in a convoy and a stray bullet hit this lady,” Sudan’s under-secretary for humanitarian affairs, Abdel Rahman Ahmed Abu Doam, told Reuters. “She was shot in the face — probably the eye was hit,” he said. Sources in the aid community in Khartoum said the aid convoy was ambushed by unknown gunmen in South Darfur state. The woman, who was not named, was the only casualty. Full Story

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