UN Contract Worker Killed in Afghanistan
01/12/08 19:39 Filed in: Security Incident
On 26 November Belqis Mazloomyar, a UNHCR contract worker, women's rights activist, and community worker, was killed by unknown gunmen in Surkh Rod district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. She was shot during a local shura meeting at Lower Sheikh Mesri, a temporary settlement for returnees. The identity of the perpetrators and their motives remain unclear.
More: Statement by Kai Eide, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan