Monday, February 27, 2006

Incident: Attempted Suicide Bombing, Afghanistan

In this case an NGO wasn't targeted, but was being used as part of a deception. A report out of Afghanistan states a would-be suicide bomber used NGO credentials in an attempt to get close to his potential target; a provincial government. No confirmed details on whether identification documents were forged or if the unsuccessful bomber had actually infiltrated an NGO. In either case, a definite cause for concern. How good are your office's background checks on new staff members? Do you have a contingency plan in place if a staff member, or someone posing as a staff member, commits a highly publicized crime? What would the impact be to your programs and operations?


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