MSF worker killed in ambush on convoy in C.African Republic

People walk a car with a flag of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors without borders) in a street of Bangui, on March 28, 2013Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Thursday said a driver was shot dead in a “violent attack” on a two-car MSF convoy in the northwest of the restive Central African Republic, prompting the medical charity to suspend its activities in the area. Armed men stopped the “well-identified MSF convoy” and forced staff members and patients out of the cars and on to the ground before robbing them and killing one of the drivers, the group said in a statement. “It is absolutely unacceptable that a team of medical workers and their patients were attacked while returning from providing lifesaving medical care,” said Michelle Chouinard, MSF head of mission in CAR.

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