Action Against Hunger Staff Member Killed
On Monday, December 31 2007, at 6:30 pm, an Action Against Hunger vehicle was targeted by shooters in the city of Ruyigi in the East of Burundi.
Five people, including three female expatriate staff of Action Against Hunger, were inside the targeted vehicle. One of them, a psychologist of Action Against Hunger, died upon arrival at the hospital in Gitega as a results of her injuries. The second victim suffered a gunshot wound and underwent surgery in Gitega. The third Action Against Hunger expatriate escaped uninjured from the shooting.
For the time being, Action Against Hunger does not have specifics on the circumstances surrounding this shooting.
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