Slain American NGO worker helped Mauritanian women
[Maghrebia] Mauritanian authorities identified the American shot and killed by two young assailants during a botched kidnapping Tuesday (June 23rd) in Nouakchott as Christopher Leggett of Tennessee. ANI reported. "The American put up very strong resistance, forcing one of his attackers to the ground, who shot him in the head three times," AFP quoted a witness as saying.

According to a statement from the Interior Ministry, the 48-year old taught classes in El Kasr and worked with Noura, a charitable organisation dedicated to supporting women's NGOs. The ministry said it "vehemently condemns and expresses its deep regret at this event [and] presents its deepest condolences to the family of the victim, his family, the people and Government of the United States".
Posted by: Fred 2009-06-25