Annan appalled by brutal murder of Red Cross worker in southern Afghanistan

A statement issued by a UN spokesman in New York said Mr. Annan was appalled to learn of the brutal killing yesterday of Richard Munguía, a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in the southern Afghanistan province of Uruzgan.”Mr. Munguía, a 39-year old water and shelter engineer, was shot by unidentified assailants while en route to the town of Tirin Kot, near Kandahar, where he was assigned to improve the water supply,” statement said.”The Secretary-General finds it reprehensible that humanitarian workers committed to help people in need are targeted,” the statement said, adding that Mr. Annan expects the authorities to make every effort to find and detain those responsible for this criminal act.”The Secretary-General wishes to extend his deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Munguía and to his colleagues at the ICRC,” the statement said. read more

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KSP Student found with gun on bus in Washington County

Graphic Courtesy: MGN Online SPRINGFIELD, Ky. (WTVQ) – A student was found with a handgun in a backpack on the school bus Thursday morning in Washington County, according to Kentucky State Police.Investigators say students on the bus saw the gun and immediately told the bus driver.  KSP says school staff was able to intercede before the student entered the school building.- Advertisement – State Police say the child was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.The student was taken to the Adair County Youth Development Center. read more

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