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German aid worker killed in Afghanistan

The Local · 25 Dec 2010, 13:03

Published: 25 Dec 2010 13:03 GMT+01:00

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Merkel said on Saturday she "condemned the attack in the strongest terms," and sent condolences to the bereaved family of the man.

The aid worker, an adviser for German development bank KfW, was fatally injured when the vehicle he was travelling in was shot at.

Four people were in the vehicle, a Development Ministry statement said. An Afghan travelling with him was also injured.

The injured KfW adviser was taken to a German army base for treatment, but died of his wounds soon after.

The worker was reportedly helping with a project to build a road between the towns of Kholm and Kunduz in northern Afghanistan.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday, with a spokesman saying they had killed a German citizen.

Niebel expressed sympathy for the man's family, saying, "This cowardly attack, which is directed against the interests of the local community, shows once again the dangers of civilian reconstruction in Afghanistan."

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Your comments about this article

16:21 December 25, 2010 by SockRayBlue
So here we are in "Russia's Viet Nam" wasting time and money on fools that are still stuck in the Bronze Age. Why does anyone care anymore?
23:59 December 25, 2010 by Larry Thrash
No good deed goes unpunished in the Muslim world.
16:06 December 26, 2010 by patrick.gilmore
It is better to kill those cave men there in their land rather than in Germany. Defend Forward.
04:46 December 27, 2010 by KRASHKOWALSKI
Just drop a few nice big H-bombs on Afghanistan & get rid of that dump once & for all!
13:42 December 27, 2010 by michael4096
I love the 'anger' expressed above by caring people

Unfortunately, the guy killed was diametrically opposed to thoughts like this preferring to believe in helping people rather than hating them AND doing something about it rather than verbal master-bation on an internet forum

However, the guys that killed him probably thought much the same as these commenters
15:23 December 27, 2010 by munichiscool
@patrick.gilmore : T hats the same thought they have about us.

@KRASHKOWALSKI : Exactly. Kill everybody indiscriminately and call it a unintentional killing. Then repent on it. And then they will kill somebody innocent and !!!! Bomb them again. What a nice solution.

I think the solution is that pull out everybody from there and let them do what they are doing. There is no benefit in becoming the American Dog anymore. At least then no innocent civilian will be dead. We are wasting our money on War and China is spending all its money on development. Funny enough !!!! In few years we will be lecturing on Humanity and China will have all money , industry, jobs and power.
01:12 December 28, 2010 by Prufrock2010
@ michael4096

Well said. Now let's all get the hell out of there. We will all leave eventually, one way or another, and nothing will have changed except for the massive loss of life and limb on all sides.
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