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Parents of aid worker killed in Afghanistan start charity in her name

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Linda Norgrove's mother says family does not want to play "blame game"
  • The new charity will fund humanitarian activities

(CNN) -- The parents of a British aid worker, who died after being kidnapped in Afghanistan, have started a charitable organization in her name.

Authorities are trying to determine exactly what killed Linda Norgrove during a botched rescue attempt. Norgrove worked for DAI, an international humanitarian group.

Earlier this month, U.S. military officials said investigations are under way to determine whether Norgrove was killed by a grenade thrown by American forces trying to free her.

Norgrove's parents said they have donated $100,000 to the new charity they have created in her name.

"She'd grown to love Afghanistan and love the people, and I knew that's where her heart was and she wanted to do humanitarian work there and I think that's what was so important to her and what she felt she had to do," Lorna Norgrove said in a statement.

Lorna Norgrove also spoke about the ongoing investigation into her daughter's death.

"We don't want to enter the blame game. Linda is dead and there's nothing we can do to change that, we're just immensely proud of what she was doing in Afghanistan and we want to continue her work in some way," Lorna Norgrove said.

The charity will fund humanitarian activities.

 
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