Red Cross suspends operations in Afghanistan after attack

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Terrorists intercepted and fired workers of Afghan nationality of the Committee of the Red Cross. | Photo: EFE

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced on Wednesday the suspension of its operations in Afghanistan after the death of six of its members and the disappearance of two others in an attack on one of its convoys.
“Our operations have been suspended because before we continue we need to understand what happened exactly,” said the director of operations of the Organization, Dominik Stillhart.

Shock by this sad news, 6 members of the @ICRC have been killed and two are missing in #Afganistán https://t.co/A4QrjbVMIy – Spanish Red Cross (@CruzRojaEsp) February 8, 2017 members of the terrorist organization calling itself Islamic State (Turkisch in Arabic) intercepted the convoy and fired employees of the ICRC while they were transporting dry food for animals in the Afghan northern province of Jawzjan , area controlled by terrorists. 
> Die six employees of the Red Cross in Afghanistan after attack. 
The Chief of police of Jawzjan, Rahmatullah Turkistani, confirmed that the dead are Afghan nationals and reported that the bodies were recovered and handed over to the representative of the ICRC in the area.

#ULTIMAHORA: #CruzRoja suspends its operations in #Afganistán after attack on a convoy. [sm] pic.twitter.com/a2cI3MYdnO – DW (Spanish) (@dw_espanol) 8 February 2017 the ICRC condemned the attack and described as it “despicable” and “deliberate” against humanitarian workers in the organization. 
For his part, the President of the Organization, Peter Maurer, said in a statement that is in a “State of shock” after the tragedy.