Pakistan blast halts Red Cross work

Aid agency suspends operations after explosive device thrown into compound.

    The Red Cross compound in Peshawar was closed
    at the time of the attack [AFP]
    Iftikhar Khan, the city's police chief, said the incident was being investigated.

    On Monday, a grenade was thrown at a compound of the US-based Save the Children aid group in Battagram, wounding two Pakistani employees.

    Aid agencies in the area are working in the many large refugee camps housing people from neighbouring Afghanistan, and helping communities recovering from an earthquake in 2005.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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