Giovanni Lo Porto, Slain Italian Aid Worker, Loved Pakistan And Its People

April 23, 2015 4:48 PM

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Giovanni Lo Porto, the Italian aid worker inadvertently killed in a U.S. operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, was abducted Jan. 19, 2012, soon after he arrived in Pakistan to begin work for a German NGO.

There was little news of him after that – the exception being an indirect reference to him in a 2012 video featuring Bernd Mühlenbeck, a German colleague who was abducted along with Lo Porto. In that video, Mühlenbeck, who like the Italian worked with Welt HungerHilfe, did not directly name Lo Porto...

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