Five MSF Aid Workers Killed in Serious Incident in Afghanistan

Kabul/Amsterdam, June 2, 2004 - This afternoon five Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) aid workers (three international and two Afghan workers) were killed in an incident in the Badghis region in Afghanistan. No details of how the incident occurred are known. The victims have been transported to the nearest MSF compound in Khairkhana. The killed international MSF workers are a Belgian woman and a Dutch and Norwegian man. The Belgian woman worked as project coordinator, the Dutch man as logistician, and the Norwegian man as doctor. The two Afghan workers, both male, worked as driver and translator.