4 insurgents killed in attack on UNHCR compound

Staff Report

2011-10-31

KANDAHAR – A suicide bomber and three other attackers died after the bomber detonated an explosives-laden truck in front of an animal clinic close to the UNHCR office, killing two Afghan clinic workers, according to a Governor House statement October 31.

According to an UNHCR statement, three UNHCR workers were also killed in the attack.

The explosion broke the windows of surrounding compounds, offices and a private health clinic in the area.

The insurgents had intended to go to the UNCHR compound but Afghan National Police prevented them from entering the compound, the statement said.

“This is a tragedy for UNHCR and for the families of the dead and wounded. It also underscores the great risks for humanitarian workers in Afghanistan,” said High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. “I am hugely saddened. All of us at UNHCR stand in solidarity with the families of those who have died or been injured.”

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