Monday, May 15, 2006
A UN convoy traveling between Quala-I-Naw and Heart, Afghanistan was attacked with rocket propelled grenades and gunfire. Preliminary news reports indicate the UN vehicle was targeted (a police escort vehicle apparently was not attacked). A UNICEF driver and a doctor working with German NGO Malteser International were killed in the ambush with another UN staff member seriously wounded. Condolences to family, friends and colleagues.