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Service Set to Honor Slain Indiana Aid Worker

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) – The Indiana aid worker who was killed by Islamic State militants is to be remembered Friday during the first of three public services being planned.

Muslim prayers are to be offered Friday afternoon for Abdul-Rahman Kassig (AHB'-duhl RAHK'-muhn KAS'-ihg) at the Al Huda Foundation mosque in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers.

Kassig was captured Oct. 1, 2013, while delivering aid in Syria through a relief organization he founded. Kassig's parents, Ed and Paula Kassig of Indianapolis, had issued numerous appeals for his release over the past month. The White House confirmed his death Sunday.

Other services are planned for Saturday at a gathering of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana and on Sunday at Butler University in Indianapolis.

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