“The dangers of civilian reconstruction in Afghanistan” will continue as long as the jihad there continues, but that will not keep Westerners from trying to win hearts and minds there. “German aid worker killed in Afghanistan,” from The Local, December 25 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A German development worker was killed by insurgents in northern Afghanistan on Friday night. Development Minister Dirk Niebel described the killing as a “cowardly attack,” while Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her shock.
Merkel said on Saturday she “condemned the attack in the strongest terms,” and sent condolences to the bereaved family of the man.
The aid worker, an adviser for German development bank KfW, was fatally injured when the vehicle he was travelling in was shot at….
The worker was reportedly helping with a project to build a road between the towns of Kholm and Kunduz in northern Afghanistan.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday, with a spokesman saying they had killed a German citizen.
Niebel expressed sympathy for the man’s family, saying, “This cowardly attack, which is directed against the interests of the local community, shows once again the dangers of civilian reconstruction in Afghanistan.”