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David Cameron has condemned the "shocking and merciless" murder of a British aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan.
Muslim convert Khalil Dale, who worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross, was found dead with a note saying he had been killed by the Taliban.
This morning Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan said the murder was "terrible, horrendous, barbaric", but insisted that figures within the Pakistani authorities were not supporting terrorists.
Alex Salmond has expressed his "sympathy and solidarity" with the family of Mr Dale, who was from the Scottish town of Dumfries.
"Obviously there is great shock," the First Minister said.
"Khalil Dale is a brave, skilled, compassionate professional. He’s worked for the international committee of the Red Cross and saved many lives over the years.
"In Dumfries he was particularly loved, and well-known. His work was international, hugely important, and it’s extraordinarily sad that he’s gone in this disgraceful manner."
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