Aid Worker killed in Pakistan

British aid worker Khalil Dale, who was kidnapped in Pakistan in January of this year has been found dead, the Foreign Office have confirmed. His body was discovered in an orchard in Quetta with a note saying he had been killed by the Taliban, local police said. Mr Dale who worked for the Red Cross‘ International Committee (ICRC), was kidnapped in Quetta, south-west Pakistan. Responding to his murder Red Cross have described the health programme workers killing as “barbaric”. It is understood the militants holding him had asked for a ransom which could not be paid. The Foreign Secretary has … Continue reading Aid Worker killed in Pakistan

Taliban Raid on Kabul

The Taliban in Afghanistan launched explosions today, firing rockets and gunfire throughout Kabul which targeted Western embassies in the city; the NATO force headquarters, and parliament building. Attacks also took place In the eastern city of Jalalabad, as the Taliban militants attacked a foreign force base near a school, there were also reports of a blast near the airport. The attack is one of the most serious within the capital since the U.S.-backed Afghan forces removed the Taliban from power in 2001 and highlights how the Taliban are still able to strike heavily guarded diplomatic areas after more than 10 … Continue reading Taliban Raid on Kabul