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UK Statement On Attack On Aid Workers, Afghanistan

Department For International Development (UK)

Statement from Department for International Development Minister Shahid Malik on the attack on aid workers in Afghanistan

DFID Minister Shahid Malik said:

"Our heartfelt condolences go to the families of those killed. The UK Government utterly condemns these attacks on innocent civilians.

"Thanks to the help of aid workers like these, real progress has been made in improving the lives of the Afghan people.

"For example, many thousands of children are alive today thanks to aid work on improving health standards. Six million children are now in education, two million of them girls, compared to one million boys, with girls banned from schools under the Taliban.

"I salute the courageous aid workers who are helping Afghans rebuild their lives and their country.

"In contrast the insurgents have nothing to offer the Afghan people other than more killings and intimidation."

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