Red Cross Suspends Operations in Afghanistan

Following recent attack on Red Cross this week


KABUL, Afghanistan — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday that it was temporarily suspending operations in Afghanistan following an attack this week in the eastern city of Jalalabad in which a Red Cross security guard was killed and a staff member wounded.

"Because of the incident in Jalalabad we suspended all our activities in Jalalabad and our offices are closed until further notice," Robin Waudo, a spokesman for the Red Cross in Afghanistan said in a telephone interview.

"In the past two days, we are not moving or carrying out activities in any part of the country."