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Two staffers of human rights organisation killed in Kabul

ANI | Updated: Jun 27, 2020 18:14 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 27 (ANI): Two employees of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) were killed in an IED explosion on Saturday morning in PD12 of Kabul in the Pul-e-Charkhi area in the east of the city.
According to TOLO news report, one of the victims identified as Fatima Khalil, 24, was a donor liaison officer at AIHRC and the other victim Jawid Folad was a driver at the organisation. The incident happened when the two employees were headed to their office.
The Kabul police have reportedly confirmed that it was a magnetic blast.
The incident has been condemned by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
"UNAMA condemns the killing today in #Kabul of two @AfghanistanIHRC staff members in IED blast. There can be no justification for attacks against human rights defenders. Immediate investigation needed with perpetrators held to account. #Afghanistan," the agency wrote on Twitter. (ANI)

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