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UNICEF official survives gun attack

UNICEF official survives gun attack

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Jul 08, 2012 - 17:31

KABULinfo-icon CITY (PANinfo-icon): The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) office head survived a gun attack that wounded another employee of the agency injured in northern Faryab province on Sunday, authorities said.

The incident took place in a healthinfo-icon clinic in the Qaram Qul village, where UNICEF representatives -- involved in a polio vaccination drive -- came under attack from unidentified gunmen.

Sultan Sanjar, the town's administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan that Dr. Fazal Ahmad, in charge of the UNICEF office, escaped unhurt in the attack. Another employee of the organisation was injured and their vehicle torched.

A provincial council member, who did not want to be named, accused local Talibaninfo-icon commander Qari Ahmad of plotting the gun attack.

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