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Glenn Lap Executed in Afghanistan

Pa. man among 10 civilians killed in Afghanistan

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A religious relief and service organization says a central Pennsylvania man was one of 10 members of a medical team gunned down in Afghanistan.

The Mennonite Central Committee says the family of 40-year-old Glen Lapp of Lancaster was informed of his death Sunday morning. He was part of the International Assistance Mission providing eye care and medical help. The Taliban says it was responsible, alleging that the workers were trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.

The committee says Lapp was a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and had a nursing degree from Johns Hopkins University. He also volunteered to help the response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita and worked as a nurse in Lancaster, New York City and Supai, Ariz.

Lapp’s mother, Mary, said Sunday the family was referring all calls to Mennonite Central Committee.

August 8, 2010 - Posted by | Afghanistan, NGO's, Safety and Security Issues | , , , , ,

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