24 March 2009
CAIRO - A Sudanese aid worker for a Canadian charity was killed yesterday in the western region of Darfur by unidentified gunmen who demanded his satellite phone, his employer said.
“They shot him in front of his family,” Mark Simmons, the Sudan director for Fellowship for African Relief, said in a telephone interview from Khartoum, the capital. “He died on the spot.”
Adam Khatir, 39, ran agricultural programs for the organization in the village of Kongo-Haraza in western Darfur along the border with Chad, Simmons said. “It’s a very tense area at the moment,” he said.