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DEMINING CHARITY TO REMAIN IN AFGHANISTAN DESPITE DEADLY ATTACK

Updated: 4 days ago

Despite an attack that left 10 of its demining personnel dead, British-American charity Halo Trust plans to stay and continue its work in Afghanistan, chief executive James Cowan said in a video published, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) reported.

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Noting that the group could use the incident as an excuse to leave, Cowan said “we could be fearful of what is happening in Afghanistan. But we still have a job to do.”


Cowman said that many of the slain workers belonged to the Shiite Hazara ethnicity – a community that has frequently come under attack by Islamic State fighters in recent years. Another 16 workers of the charity were wounded in the attack, which happened in the Baghlan-e Markazi district of the northern province of Baghlan.


The Islamic State terrorist militia claimed responsibility for the attack on Wednesday. On its Nashir News platform, Islamic State said: "soldiers of the caliphate" had opened fire with machine guns on the workers, killing more than 60 people and taking equipment and supplies.



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