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ICRC says staff member killed in Kandahar bombing

ICRC says staff member killed in Kandahar bombing

The International Committee of the Red Cross says an Afghan staff member was among dozens of people killed in a major bomb attack in southern Afghanistan's largest city Tuesday.
The neutral aid group says 48-year-old water engineer Abdul Wadood died when the ceiling of his home collapsed after a massive explosion in a central area of Kandahar just after nightfall.
In a statement Wednesday, the ICRC offered its sympathy to Wadood's wife and 10 children, all of whom survived.
The group says most of the more than 40 people who died were civilians and appealed for them to be kept from harm.
The Geneva-based ICRC says one of its medical teams, including a surgeon and an anesthetist, is helping treat more than 60 people who were injured in the blast.


Updated : 2021-04-14 23:06 GMT+08:00