Six Red Cross workers in Afghanistan killed in ambush

Six Red Cross workers in Afghanistan killed in ambush


Six Afghan Red Cross guide specialists have been murdered in a snare in the nation’s north while setting out to a remote range to convey philanthropic guide.

Three vehicles conveying eight International Committee of the Red Cross representatives were going through Dasht-e Leili, a forsake in Jowzjan area, when they experienced harsh criticism, as indicated by the commonplace senator, Lotfullah Azizi. Three drivers and three other work force were slaughtered, and two are absent.

ICRC in Afghanistan affirmed the killings and said it was putting its exercises the nation over on hold while it surveyed what had happened.

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Its executive general, Yves Daccord, portrayed the occurrence as “the most noticeably bad assault against us since 20 years. We are altogether insulted thus pitiful.”

The ICRC vehicles were unmistakably checked when they were trapped outside Turkman Qudoq town by activists conveying Kalashnikov rifles, said the common police boss, Rahmatullah Turkistani. He said a nearby designation of seniors was exploring the episode.

The assault underscores the peril confronting NGOs in Afghanistan. More compassionate laborers are assaulted here than in some other nation on the planet. Relatively, as far as assault per help specialist, just South Sudan is more savage.

Fifteen guide specialists were executed in Afghanistan a year ago, in more than 200 episodes of savagery, kidnappings and killings coordinated against philanthropic associations, as per the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha).

Northern Afghanistan specifically has turned out to be progressively unsafe for help laborers. In 2013, activists shot and murdered six representatives of the French philanthropy ACTED in Faryab. In 2015, nine Afghan staff individuals with the Czech association People in Need were shot in a guesthouse in Balkh.


Jowzjan, where Wednesday’s occurrence occurred, is overflowing with revolt and furnished battles between contending expert government groups.

Up to 25 equipped units, battling for the Taliban and Islamic State, are available in Jowzjan alone, said Azizi, the senator. They battle for turf against each other, and with security powers and different genius government state armies. Azizi said a neighborhood associate gathering of Isis was behind the trap.

In an announcement, the Taliban said they were not included, calling the assault “the work of criminals”.

Qush Tepa, where the assault happened, is exceptionally challenged. The territory is to a great extent controlled by Qari Hekmat, an ethnic Uzbek with a long history as a Taliban officer and up to 200 men under his power, as per Obaid Ali, a scientist with the Afghanistan Analysts Network.

Ali said Hekmat beforehand had a question with the Taliban’s shadow senator in the territory over tax assessment issues, and had as of late set a group of non military personnel houses ablaze, yet he couldn’t affirm claims from Azizi, the representative, that Hekmat had joined Isis.14

As an indication of the weakening security, just a single Afghan philanthropy works forever in Qush Tepa.

ICRC, which appreciates uncommon assurance under the Geneva Conventions, has generally not gone under assault in Afghanistan, aside from the slaughtering of an Italian specialist in 2002. Its notoriety of unbiasedness has permitted the gathering to work in regions unavailable to others.

In 2012, the Afghan Taliban even issued an announcement in support of ICRC after one of its guide laborers was slaughtered in Pakistan, praising ICRC for “genuinely serving the general population”.

All the more as of late, be that as it may, as help specialists have progressively gotten to be focuses in Afghanistan, ICRC has likewise endured. In 2013, suicide planes assaulted an ICRC compound in Jalalabad, executing a watch and injuring another worker. In December, a Spanish representative was stole in Kunduz. He was liberated a month ago.

Extra announcing by Mokhtar Amiri