Doctors Without Borders staffer killed in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The international aid organization Doctors Without Borders said on Tuesday a staff member was killed and three were injured in separate incidents last month in a camp for displaced people in northeast Syria.

The al-Hol camp houses families of members of the Islamic State group and has witnessed a sharp increase in crime in recent weeks.

In a statement, Doctors Without Borders said it is extremely concerned about the lack of security facing camp residents, two-thirds of whom are children.

The group added that it was “shocked and saddened” after a staff member was killed and three injured in incidents on February 24 and 27.

“Our colleague was off-duty with their family when they were killed,” said Will Turner, the group’s emergency manager.