Friday, April 1, 2011
Two U.N Staff Beheaded In Afghanistan
Over a thousand protesters had flooded into the streets of the city after Friday prayers. After a few hours violence broke out.
A small group attacked the U.N. compound, throwing stones and climbing on blast barriers to try and enter.
A police source, who declined to be named as he was not authorized to speak to the media, said protesters had stormed into the compound where they attacked the victims.
The chief of the mission in the city was wounded but did survive The dead included employees of Norwegian, Romanian and Swedish nationalities, he added.
A United Nations spokesman confirmed that there had been personnel deaths at the mission in Mazar-i-Sharif but declined to give further details, saying the situation on the ground was still confusing.