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Aid group says 1 staff dies in South Sudan attack

August 9, 2013

GENEVA (AP) — An international aid group says one of its staff members has died and another was wounded after they were attacked by armed men in South Sudan.

The Geneva-based Medicins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders said in a statement Friday that the 28-yeard-old employee, who it only named as Joseph, died two days after the group of armed men attacked a car clearly marked as belonging to MSF on Monday.

The group says another staff member also was seriously injured in the attack, on a main road outside Juba, the capital.

MSF has been delivering aid for 30 years to the South Sudanese, who gained independence in 2011.

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