"On behalf of DACAAR I would like to express my most sincere appreciation to the villagers of Islamabad Village for risking their life to protect DACAAR staff from the aggressors who attacked our staff house", says the director of DACAAR. "We can only work where local communities support the presence of DACAAR, so it is indeed encouraging to witness people actively protecting much needed development activities, implemented by the local community in collaboration with DACAAR".
At the end of the firefight approximately 40 ANP officers arrived to support the villagers. In total six people were injured during the fighting: one DACAAR driver, two villagers and three attackers. All injured were transferred to a nearby hospital by the police, including a captured leader of the assault group, taken by the villagers.
DACAAR activities in the affected area remains suspended, but will resume as soon as possible.
For further information:
Public Information Officer Christian
Tel.: +93 (0) 797 164 638