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US Destroys Red Cross Food Stock

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th October 2001 03:00 AM

KABUL, Friday - US bombs destroyed two Red Cross warehouses in the Afghan capital on Friday, wiping out stocks of food and cooking oil intended for widows and disabled people, Red Cross officials told AFP.

KABUL, Friday - US bombs destroyed two Red Cross warehouses in the Afghan capital on Friday, wiping out stocks of food and cooking oil intended for widows and disabled people, Red Cross officials told AFP.

KABUL, Friday - US bombs destroyed two Red Cross warehouses in the Afghan capital on Friday, wiping out stocks of food and cooking oil intended for widows and disabled people, Red Cross officials told AFP. An AFP reporter at the scene said the two warehouses were totally destroyed and ablaze, with trucks upturned and sacks of humanitarian supplies such as wheat and peas scattered among the debris. “I do not know how to explain my feelings. I’m very sorry about it especially when I look at this fire and I imagine the widows and disabled people who would have received this aid,” one Red Cross official at the scene said. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Taliban soldiers were at the scene attempting to bring the blaze under control. Friday’s attack is the second against International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warehouses in Kabul since the airstrikes began on October 7. An ICRC warehouse in the same area was hit in an accidental bombing on October 16 which the Pentagon later confirmed. One ICRC staff member was injured in that incident. A huge cloud of black smoke rose over the area shortly after the bombs struck around 1:00 pm (0830 GMT) on Friday. More explosions were heard at the same time near the Kabul airport around two kilometres (a mile) to the east. “We had intended to distribute more of our humanitarian aid tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. What was left we had intended to distribute among widows and the civilian victims of the recent attacks,” the ICRC official said. A UN-backed demining agency’s office here was destroyed in a missile attack in the first days of the airstrikes, killing four civilian guards. AFP Ends

US Destroys Red Cross Food Stock

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