UN refugee worker shot dead in DRC

2012-05-21 22:30

Geneva - A worker for the United Nations refugee agency was shot and killed at his home in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the body said on Monday.

Unknown assailants shot Rocky Kalume Makabuza, 38, in the stomach in an attack in the eastern city of Goma on Friday evening, the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.

The married father of three, a field safety assistant based in the Rutshuru area, died of his wounds in hospital on Saturday morning.

"I deplore the shooting of a colleague and offer my sincere condolences to his family," said High Commissioner Antonio Guterres in a statement.

"We do not know who is responsible for Rocky's death or why they attacked him.

"I hope that the authorities will do their best to investigate the incident and bring those responsible to justice," said Guterres.

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