IRC releases the names of victims of ambush in Afghanistan

New York, NY 13 Aug 2008The International Rescue Committee has released the names of its four staff members who were tragically killed in an ambush Wednesday morning in Logar Province, Afghanistan.  They are:

Mohammad Aimal, 25, of Kabul, Afghanistan.  He had worked as a driver for the International Rescue Committee since 2002.

Shirley Case, 30, of Williams Lake, British Columbia.  She joined the IRC on June 8 in Afghanistan to manage education programs designed to meet the needs of children with disabilities.

Nicole Dial, 30, a dual citizen of Trinidad and the United States.  Her permanent residence was in Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.  She joined the IRC May 21 in Afghanistan as a coordinator in the agency’s programs for children.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Kirk, Ph.D., 40, of Outrement, Quebec, a dual citizen of Canada and the United Kingdom.  An education-programs technical advisor, she had worked for the IRC since 2004.  She provided support for the agency’s children’s education programs worldwide.

A second Afghan driver employed by the IRC was seriously wounded in the attack and has been hospitalized.

The victims were en route to Kabul and traveling in a clearly marked International Rescue Committee vehicle when they came under fire at mid-morning.

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Our deepest sympathies go out to the family members.

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