News Release: Six ICRC Staff Members Killed, Two Unaccounted for in Attack in Afghanistan

Geneva / Kabul (ICRC) – Six staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan have been shot and killed. Two staff members remain unaccounted for. Unknown armed men attacked the convoy as it was on its way to deliver much-needed livestock materials in the Jawzan province. 

This is a despicable act. Nothing can justify the murder of our colleagues and dear friends. At this point, it’s premature for us to determine the impact of this appalling incident on our operations in Afghanistan. We want to collect ourselves as a team and support each other in processing this incomprehensible act and finding our two unaccounted for colleagues.
— Monica Zanarelli, Head of the ICRC Delegation in Afghanistan

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