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PublishDate: Saturday, June 1, 2013 13:55

Norway condemns attack on Red Cross in Afghanistan

Norway has just hosted an international conference aimed at strengthening the protection of civilians and respect for international humanitarian law.

Norway has condemned the attack on the local office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Jalalabad on 29 May by unidentified armed men.

An Afghan guard was killed and one expatriate staff member was slightly injured in the attack.

“We condemn the attack in the strongest possible terms. The ICRC has had a presence in Afghanistan since 1987 and has worked to assist and protect the civilian population. Attacks on humanitarian aid workers have widespread repercussions for the conflict-affected pop

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