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Six Afghan ACTED staff members killed in Afghanistan

Paris, 27th November 2013 – French aid organisation ACTED confirms the death of six staff members of Afghan nationality in the morning of 27th November. They were ambushed as they were traveling in Faryab province in northwestern Afghanistan. A seventh person part of the team was seriously injured.

We strongly condemn this attack, which is being investigated to determine the precise circumstances of this tragedy. ACTED is determined to shed light on this shocking event.

Today our thoughts go to the families of our murdered colleagues and our collaborator who was injured, as well as to our teams, notably those who pursue their mission in Afghanistan.


Adrien Tomarchio – Director of Communications (Paris) / TEL: +33 (0)1 42 65 33 33 / MOB: +33 (0) 685 912 862

French NGO ACTED has intervened since 1993 on the major humanitarian crises throughout the world, in order to assist the vulnerable populations with emergency relief interventions, reconstruction projects and development programmes in 35 countries. Today, 4,000 staff are dedicated to responding to emergencies worldwide, supporting recovery and rehabilitation, and working towards sustainable development. ACTED has been committed to populations in Afghanistan since 1993. More information on our website:

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