From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Feb 05 2009 - 15:40:38 EST
U.S. diplomat killed in Ethiopian capital
Thu Feb 5, 2009 10:31am EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. diplomat was killed in the Ethiopian
capital Addis Ababa on Saturday but the circumstances of his death are
unclear, State Department officials said on Thursday.
The 25-year-old diplomat, Brian Adkins, was found dead in his home in
Addis Ababa, officials said.
"The death is under investigation and we are coordinating closely with
the government of Ethiopia," said a State Department official, who asked
not to be named as the department had not officially released details of
Another official said it was a suspected homicide and that U.S.
diplomatic security were looking into the incident.
Adkins was a foreign service officer who worked in the consular section
of the embassy. A graduate of George Washington University in
Washington, Ethiopia was his first foreign assignment for the State
(Reporting by Sue Pleming; Editing by Eric Beech)
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