Afghanistan

    The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) has temporarily suspended deliveries in north-western Afghanistan after a convoy was attacked over the weekend, resulting in the loss of over 100 metric tons of food aid. A 19-truck convoy was stopped for the night in the Sang Atash area of Badghis province on Jan. 30 when it was attacked. Seven vehicles and the food supplies they were carrying were destroyed, while two other vehicles were damaged, although some of the food they were transporting was salvaged. Challiss McDonough, WFP public information officer for Afghanistan, said that one truck driver is being treated for injuries, while one driver and his truck are currently unaccounted for. (U.N. News Service)

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