Pakistan: ICRC staff member abducted in Quetta
|Publisher||International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)|
|Publication Date||5 January 2012|
|Cite as||International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Pakistan: ICRC staff member abducted in Quetta, 5 January 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f0edaf12.html [accessed 13 December 2013]|
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An employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was abducted by armed men today in the Pakistani town of Quetta.
The incident occurred at around 1 p.m. local time. Health programme manager Khalil Rasjed Dale, a British national, was on his way home from work in a clearly-marked ICRC vehicle when he was seized some 200 metres away from an ICRC residence.
The ICRC currently has no indication as to the abductors' identities or motives. Mr Dale's family was informed immediately.
Despite the incident, the ICRC will be continuing its humanitarian work in Pakistan.