U.N. confirms 7 international employees killed in

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 01, 2011 3:40 PM
U.N. confirms 7 international employees killed in

KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations confirmed on Friday that seven of its international employees -- including both UN staff and security guards -- had been killed when protesters over-ran a compound in northern Afghanistan.

"Three international UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan) staff members were killed, and four international armed security guards were killed," said Dan McNorton, spokesman for the UN mission in Afghanistan.

McNorton said no UNAMA Afghan national staff had been killed, but the investigation into the incident was still ongoing.

Officials at United Nations offices in New York have said the final toll could be as high as 20.

(Reporting by Emma Graham-Harrison; Editing by Alex Richardson)