Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Attack on an American NGO

*This has been updated*

While this probably won't make the news back home, I just learned that yesterday, a vehicle carrying NGO workers with the American organization Village Health Works (related to Partners in Health), was attacked in the south of the country, in Bururi Province. The vehicle was carrying medical supplies and equipment to the local hospital when it was ambushed. All of the supplies were stolen, as well as the personal effects of the people in the vehicle. After taking everything, the driver was fatally shot. Others in the vehicle managed to get out and run away. They were unharmed. It looks like the attack was planned, and was not random.


Blogger lynne lorentsen said...

Have you heard anything more about this, Morgan?

7/14/2009 9:23 PM  
Blogger Morgan C. said...

Yes--I'm going to update my post with the new information.

7/15/2009 2:26 AM  

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