UN staffer killed in Sudan's South Kordofan

A Sudanese driver for the World Food Programme has been shot dead in war-torn South Kordofan state, the UN agency said on Sunday.

"Our driver was killed yesterday in an armed attack in an area some 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Kadugli," WFP spokeswoman Amor Almagro told AFP.

Jamal Al Fadil Farag Allah, married with five children, is the first WFP employee to be killed in Sudan, she said.

"He was driving fellow staff member Saad Yousif when their vehicle was attacked by two unknown assailants," Almagro said.

They were travelling in a marked UN vehicle on official business, she added.

Yousif was wounded but survived and was to be airlifted to Khartoum later on Sunday.

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