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Aid worker's 'killers' shot

Bosnian security forces yesterday shot dead three men wanted for the abduction and murder of a British aid worker and the attempted murder of two other Britons, the country's Muslim-led government said, Reuter reports from Sarajevo.

Somalis free UN aid worker

MOGADISHU (Reuter) - Kidnappers freed a British aid worker unharmed in Mogadishu yesterday after 42 hours, and officials said they believed more abductions in Somalia were unlikely.

Confusion over aid convoys

Confusion surrounded the resumption of aid convoys to central Bosnia yesterday, with United Nations military sources saying the first trucks would roll on Wednesday, while UN aid workers said they knew nothing of the move, AFP reports from Sarajevo. The UN Secretary-General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, suspended convoys to the region four weeks ago after a Danish truck driver was killed in a mortar attack near Novi Travnik, an attack the UN blamed on the Muslim-dominated Bosnian army.

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IN ANSWER to Richard Dowden's question in his admirable article on the famine in Sudan: 'Why are so many aid workers Irish?' ('Why the food just stopped', Review, 6 June). We like to think that, far from being attracted to death and war, Irish people become aid workers because we have a folk memory of our own famine and consequently have a natural empathy with people who starve while governments stand by.

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