"26 members of The HALO Trust’s Afghanistan team were killed or injured on Tuesday night in what was nothing less than an act of barbarism. I honour those who have been lost and encourage support for the survivors and the families of those affected."
At 21:50 local time on June 8, ten HALO staff were killed and 16 injured by an unknown armed group at a demining camp in the Baghlan Province of Afghanistan. The group entered the camp and opened fire. We strongly condemn the attack on our staff, who were carrying out humanitarian work to save lives. We are focused now on care of the injured staff and supporting the families affected.