Several U.N. staff killed in Afghanistan attack
April 1st, 2011
10:45 AM ET

Several U.N. staff killed in Afghanistan attack

Several United Nations staffers were killed in an attack in northern Afghanistan on Friday, authorities said.

The attack happened at the operations center of the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in Mazar-e Sharif, said Dan McNorton, a U.N. spokesman. It followed a demonstration, he said.

"The situation is still confusing and we are currently working to ascertain all the facts and take care of all our staff," he said.

A regional police spokesman said eight U.N. staffers were killed.

The United Nations' special representative to Afghanistan, Staffan de Mistura, was on his way to Mazar-e Sharif to assess the situation, McNorton said.

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  1. Christiane

    I am telling you right now that you use your lungs and not only speak out what you are natwing to speak out about but SCREAM It out too. I can't believe that they think this is something that they are doing right in a school. I feel sorry for your poor munchkin. To think he's only 6 and he has already dealt with so much in his life school wise. I'm glad he enjoys you homeschooling him. It makes me happy that he's home with you. P.S. I knew it was you on my blog. You are the only one who posts anonymous anyway.((HUGS))Aunt B.

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