Aid worker shot dead

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MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Reuters) – A female international staff member working for the Red Cross in Mazar-i-Sharif was shot dead yesterday by a hospital patient, officials said. Police said that two arrests had been made and an investigation was under way. Sheer Jan Durani, a spokesman for the police chief in Balkh province, said two patients were admitted to hospital and one took out a pistol apparently concealed in a wheelchair and shot the woman. Both men were arrested, he said. A spokesman for the ICRC in Kabul confirmed the staff member had been killed but gave no details.

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