• Friday, December 09, 2022

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Save the Children suspends operations in Afghanistan as Islamic State attack continues

A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb outside the Save the Children offices

By: Sarwar Alam

Save the Children suspended its operations across Afghanistan on Wednesday as Islamic State militants continued to terrorise staff trapped inside an office in the country’s east, in the latest attack on a foreign charity. More than seven hours after gunmen blasted their way into the British charity’s compound in Jalalabad city, killing at least two people and wounding 14 others, the attack was ongoing — despite an official declaration that the assault was over. “Save the Children can confirm that the security incident affecting our office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan is still ongoing,” a spokesperson for the aid group said in a…

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