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Local worker for aid group killed in Darfur

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  • Man shot to death Tuesday had been beaten on weekend, his colleague says
  • The man was working for the Fellowship for African Relief, a Canadian group
  • U.N. estimates 300,000 people have died in six years of fighting in Darfur
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(CNN) -- A local aid worker employed by a Canadian relief group was shot to death on Tuesday in the Darfur region of Sudan, a colleague of the man said.

Adam Ahaeir -- employed by the Fellowship for African Relief -- was killed two days after he had been beaten in an attack over the weekend.

The FAR colleague, who wished to remain unnamed, feared there might be a connection between the beating attack and the killing.

An estimated 300,000 people have died and another 3 million have been displaced in the war-ravaged region in western Sudan, where rebels have been fighting government forces and allied Arab militiamen, known as the Janjaweed, since 2003, according to the United Nations.

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