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Aid worker killed in Afghanistan had Prince George's Co. ties

Friday - 8/10/2012, 11:00am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. government aid worker killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan was a former master planner for Prince George's County.

Ragaei Abdelfattah, 43, was killed Wednesday in the eastern Kunar province along with three coalition service members and an Afghan civilian.

The Washington Post reports that Abdelfattah was a native of Egypt and a naturalized American citizen who came to love the U.S. He was married and had two teenage sons from a previous marriage.

In addition to his work for Prince George's County, Abdelfattah spent five years with the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission.

His wife, Angela Ruppe, says Abdelfattah was fulfilled by the development work he was doing in Afghanistan.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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