Killing of staff member in Sudan condemned by UN food agency

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A WFP convoy transports food across the Sudanese desert, from El-Obeid to Wunrok and Kadugli (South Kordofan)

The World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned the killing of its worker in Sudan's South Kordofan state.

Jamal Al Fadil Farag, one of the UN food agency's drivers, was killed in an armed attack on Saturday some 80 kilometres north of Kadugli, the capital of South Kordofan state.

Charles Appel reports.

WFP says that Jamal Al Fadil Farag was killed by unknown gunmen who attacked the vehicle in which he was driving a fellow staff member.

The passenger, Saad Yousif, survived and is receiving medical attention.

Mr. Al Fadil Farag started working for WFP as a security guard in 2005 and a year later, he was recruited as a driver.

The 56-year old Sudanese national leaves behind a wife and five children.

WFP says its operation in Sudan has faced difficulties with its trucks hijacked, a staff member abducted and kept in captivity for 86 days and a sub-office attacked and looted by a group of armed men.

Charles Appel, United Nations.

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