WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

UN worker, guard killed in failed kidnapping attempt in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - The chief of the U.N. refugee agency in Pakistan is condemning today's attack that killed a U.N. employee and a refugee camp guard.

The local police chief says gunmen were trying to kidnap the U.N. official and opened fire when he resisted.

The U.N. refugee chief is identifying the man killed as a Pakistani who had worked for the U.N. for about 30 years. She says the other victim was a refugee camp guard, who didn't work for the U.N.

Police say two Pakistanis working for the U.N. were also wounded.

U.N. employees in Pakistan have come under attack several times in recent months.

Earlier this year, an American U.N. worker was kidnapped by suspected militants and held for about two months. His driver was killed.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 50940317 - wkyt.com/a?a=50940317
Gray Television, Inc.