Save the Children Suspends Activities in Afghanistan

KABUL: Save The Children Organization announced late Wednesday it was closing its office and suspending its ongoing projects in Afghanistan.

The decision came after a recent terrorist attack on organization’s Jalalabad office which killed three of its employees.

Earlier, it was believed to be another attack from Afghan Taliban, but the militant group denied its involvement.

Daesh later claimed responsibility for the incident. The two gunmen were confirmed dead by the forces in after hours of gun battle.

The organization said in a Twitter statement that it was temporarily suspending all projects.

“Save the Children can confirm that the security incident affecting our office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan is still ongoing.

Our primary concern remains to secure the safety of all of our staff, the statement said.

“In response to this all of our programmes across Afghanistan have been temporarily suspended and our offices are closed,” read the statement.

The organization went on to state that “Afghanistan is one of the most difficult places in the world to be a child and for humanitarian workers to operate in.

“Our humanitarian work in Afghanistan reaches almost 1.4 million children.’

The agency said, “we remain committed to resuming our operations and lifesaving work as quickly as possible, as soon as we can be assured that it is safe to do so.”

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