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29-04-2012 | Asia & Pacific

Kidnapped ICRC delegate murdered in Pakistan

Pierre Krähenbühl, Director of Operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), confirms today the murder of its staff member Khalil Rasjed Dale, four months after his kidnapping in Quetta/Balochistan, Pakistan.

Khalil worked for the ICRC and the British Red Cross for many years, carrying out assignments in Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. He had been working as a health-programme manager in Quetta/Balochistan for almost a year. At about 1 p.m. on 5 January 2012, he was abducted by unidentified armed men while returning home from work.

The ICRC has been active in Pakistan since 1947, providing humanitarian services in the fields of health-care, in particular physical rehabilitation, including in Balochistan.

Statement available in English and French on the ICRC Video Newsroom.

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