UN workers beheaded in Afghanistan attack

UN workers beheaded in Afghanistan attack

Kabul : Afghanistan | Apr 01, 2011 at 2:13 PM PDT
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Seven foreign UN workers were killed in an attack by an angry crowd at a United Nations office in Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. Because of the lynching, which according to the police of the two UN employees were murdered beheaded, at least five Afghan civilians were also killed.

Among the dead were four armed guards and three humanitarian workers. The Afghan authorities gave rather conflicting information on the number of people killed UN and the total death toll.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the UN Relief reacted spoke of a,, cowardly attack''. He has his special envoy for Afghanistan, Staffan de Mistura sent to the area to its background investigation, said a spokesman.

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UN workers beheaded in Afghanistan attack
Smoke rises from the UN offices after the attack.
bubakjutt is based in Nārowāl, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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