Lancaster man among aid workers killed in attack

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A 40-year-old Lancaster man was among the 10 members of a medical team gunned down in the mountains of northern Afghanistan last week.
The Mennonite Central Committee said Glen D. Lapp, who was trained as a nurse, worked with an MCC partner group, the International Assistance Mission — a charity providing eye care and medical help in Afghanistan. In his two years there, Lapp was executive assistant at IAM and manager of its provincial ophthalmic care program.
IAM has said this “eye camp” medical team had been treating people with eye diseases in Nuristan province for about two weeks at the invitation of communities there. The organization’s Kabul office lost touch with the team on Wednesday, and their bodies were found in southern Badakhshan province two days later, according to reports.
Lapp was a member of Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster and had previously worked on MCC responses to hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He had also worked as a nurse in Lancaster, New York City and Supai, Ariz., according to the MCC. He was to complete his current term with the organization in October.

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