Kidnapped British health worker is found murdered in Pakistan

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 01 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3136
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

The brutal murder of Khalil Dale, a British health programme manager with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who had been kidnapped at the start of the year, has been widely condemned.

Dale was a 60 year old British trained nurse from Dumfries, Scotland, who had been working with the Red Cross for over 30 years. He was originally called Ken but changed his name after converting to Islam.

He had been based in Quetta, in Pakistan’s troubled western province of Baluchistan, for almost a year when he was kidnapped on 5 January near his home.

One of six foreign …

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