BY THE INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE MISSION
ON THE NURISTAN EYE CAMP TEAM
(7 August 2010, Kabul, Afghanistan)
We have been informed that 10 people, both foreign and Afghan, were murdered in Badakhshan. It is likely that they are members of the International Assistance Mission (IAM) eye camp team. The team had been in Nuristan at the invitation of communities there. After having completed their medical work the team was returning to Kabul.
At this stage we do not have many details but our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who are presumed killed. If these reports are confirmed we object to this senseless killing of people who have done nothing but serve the poor. Some of the foreigners have worked alongside the Afghan people for decades.
This tragedy negatively impacts our ability to continue serving the Afghan people as IAM has been doing since 1966. We hope it will not stop our work that benefits over a quarter of a million Afghans each year.
When we have more news on what has happened we will inform you via this webpage. Again, our thoughts and prayer are with those affected at this time. Link
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