Thursday, March 08, 2007

NGO worker Killed

Today a German aid worker was killed in Sar-e-Pul province. He was with 3 Afghan NGO staff in a two car convoy when they were held up by robbers. The robbers took the valuables, then let the Afghan staff go. The took the international NGO worker behind a rock and shot him twice.

My thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends and coworkers.

Police don't seem to think that the attack was from the Taleban. One of the things that is not reported on enough is the increase in criminal behavior in Afghanistan. Areas that aren't controlled by the Taleban, and where there is little government presence are becoming increasingly anarchic.

2 comments:

PCR Project said...

Dear Walking the Walk,

Given your interest in Afghanistan, we thought you might be interested in our latest report, Breaking Point: Measuring Progress in Afghanistan. (http://pcrproject.com/blog/2007/02/23/download-new-report-breaking-point-measuring-progress-in-afghanistan/) The PCR Project is a part of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think-tank located in Washington, DC. Much more on Afghanistan and Pakistan can be found at www.pcrproject.com.

Best,
PCR Project

AnnieElf said...

Dear W - Not to trivialize the event, because I certain would NOT, I see so much of what could be described here as the old American wild west - a land occupied by good people but harried by the lawless as the struggle for control continues. I am so sorry about the aid worker and all who suffer there.