30 May '13, 2am

Taliban launch second suicide assault in Jalalabad - Int'l Red Cross is the target

"Militants" launched their second suicide assault in Afghanistan today in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar. The target of the attack was an office run by the International Committee of the Red Cross. From Reuters : Seven staff members, believed to be the total number of foreign workers at the ICRC in Jalalabad, were rescued by Afghan police during the attack, which involved a suicide bomber and three gunmen, an Interior Ministry spokesman said. Police carried away the blood-soaked body of the guard who was shot dead at the beginning of the assault, which started when the suicide bomber detonated explosives at the ICRC gate at 5:30 p.m. (1300 GMT). The attack was the first of its kind on the strictly neutral ICRC in Afghanistan since it started operations in the country in 1987. ICRC water engineer Ricardo Munguia was shot dead in Af...

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