Monday, September 18, 2006

Incident: Mine (fatalities), Afghanistan

Nick writes in with a pointer to a news story about three Afghan aid workers killed, and a fourth wounded, when their car hit a mine south of Kabul. The NGO they worked for was not identified. Condolences to family, friends and colleagues. 9/21/06 Update - A reader writes in that the victims were security staff associated with a USAID project. Any additional confirmation on this would be appreciated. 9/24/06 Update - An email from ANSO states this was not an NGO security incident. "The 3 killed and 1 wounded (all National Staff) were NOT aid workers. They belonged to a Private Security Company that was protecting a water project of a contractor (Not NGO). They were attacked during their guard shift rotation for which they travelled on the same road at the same time every day."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be advised that there were no aid workers killed in this attack. These were private security personnel who were working in support of a USAID project.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous ANSO Operations said...

The 3 killed and 1 wounded (all National Staff) were NOT aid workers. They belonged to a Private Security Company that was protecting a water project of a contractor (Not NGO). They were attacked during their guard shift rotation for which they travelled on the same road at the same time every day.

3:16 AM  

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