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Ngos Demand Afghan Security as Another Worker Dies

Suspected Taliban guerrillas have killed another Afghan working for a local humanitarian agency and seriously wounded his driver, underscoring the need for expanded peacekeeping in the country, aid officials said on Thursday. The attack, the latest on Afghans working for aid agencies in recent weeks, happened in Helmand province on Wednesday, district military commander Haji Ghulam Sarwar told Reuters. It came as 24 states met at the United Nations in New York and assured Afghanistan of their continued support for postwar reconstruction and security, but gave no response to President Hamid Karzai’s renewed demands that a Kabul-based multinational peacekeeping force be expanded across the country. Full Story

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