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UN Food Aid Convoy Torched In Afghanistan


http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) March 5, 2006 -- The UN said today two trucks hired by the UN's World Food Program were attacked and torched in the Afghan province of Oruzgan.


The program said in a statement that the trucks were stopped early on March 2 and burned, destroying wheat valued at $9,300. The drivers reported being threatened and beaten.


The 29 tons of wheat was meant for about 1,200 people rebuilding a provincial road on a food-for-work project.


(AFP)

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