Save the Children suspends Afghan operations after attack

A soldier from the Afghan security forces standing guard yesterday after Wednesday's deadly attack at the premises of Save the Children in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad. The British charity has closed its offices and suspended operations ac
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A soldier from the Afghan security forces standing guard yesterday after Wednesday's deadly attack at the premises of Save the Children in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad. The British charity has closed its offices and suspended operations across Afghanistan, after Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants terrorised staff who were trapped in the compound during the attack that lasted hours - the latest assault on a foreign charity in the country. Gunmen blasted their way into the compound, killing four employees and wounding 26 people, officials said in a statement.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2018, with the headline 'Save the Children suspends Afghan operations after attack'. Print Edition | Subscribe