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USAID gives funding to Linda Norgrove Foundation

Linda Norgrove
Image caption Linda Norgrove's parents set up a charitable foundation in her name

A US aid agency is helping to fund a project of a charity set up in memory of a Scots aid worker killed in an attempt to free her from kidnappers.

Linda Norgrove, from Lewis, had been working in the country when she was seized by rebels in 2010.

The 36-year-old was killed by a US grenade during a failed rescue attempt.

The Linda Norgrove Foundation is being supported by USAID in its work to set up a network of 40 community libraries in Afghanistan.

The American organisation has given a grant of about £401,000 towards the project.

Her parents launched the foundation in Ms Norgrove's memory.

Its relief work so far has included helping Afghan victims of domestic abuse.

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