Afghanistan: Demining Workers Cold Blooded Murder
UN Condemns 'Brutal And Cold-Blooded' Murder Of Demining Workers In Afghanistan
The senior United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today voiced shock and outrage at the "brutal and cold-blooded" murder on Saturday of four deminers working with the world body to help eradicate landmines from the country.
Through a spokesman, Jean Arnault called the employees of the Organization for Mine Clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation "invisible heroes who without any thought of self put their own lives at enough risk everyday." The four were shot dead while traveling in vehicles from Herat to Farah City.
Asserting that "the cowardly act committed
against them cannot and will not be tolerated," Mr. Arnault
called for a full investigation of the incident. He stressed
that the perpetrators "who seek to destroy the hard earned
peace, obstruct positive advances and callously wage war on
decent and innocent people" must be brought to justice.