Liberians mourn UN worker killed in Afghanistan

AP News
Posted: Nov 22, 2009 7:42 AM

Hundreds of people jammed into a Monrovia church to mourn a Liberian United Nations worker killed in an October attack by Taliban gunmen in Afghanistan's capital.

Mourners wept late Saturday as a blue U.N. flag was laid over the casket of Yah Lydia Wonyene. U.N. workers at the funeral said the 47-year-old election worker was one of five U.N. staffers killed Oct. 28 attack in Kabul. She is survived by a son.

Eleven people, including three of the attackers, died during the attack, when Taliban gunmen stormed a guest house full of U.N. workers.

The attack in the Afghan capital was the most direct targeting of U.N. staff during the organization's 50-some years in the country.