Red Cross doctor beheaded in Pakistan

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  1. Blackwater

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    Quetta: The beheaded body of a kidnapped British doctor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was found dumped by the roadside on Sunday in the southwestern Pakistan city of Quetta.

    Police discovered 60-year-old Khalil Rasjed Dale's head and body wrapped in plastic near a western bypass road. His name was written on the white plastic bag with black marker. He was abducted by suspected militants on January 5 while on his way home from work.

    "The ICRC condemns in the strongest possible terms this barbaric act," ICRC Director-General Yves Daccord said in a statement. "All of us at the ICRC and at the British Red Cross share the grief and outrage of Khalil's family and friends."

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    British Foreign Secretary William Hague also condemned the killing.

    "This was a senseless and cruel act, targeting someone whose role was to help the people of Pakistan, and causing immeasurable pain to those who knew Mr Dale," Mr Hague said in the statement.

    Mr Dale had worked for the ICRC and the British Red Cross in Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq before coming to Pakistan. He had been managing a health programme for Baluchistan for almost a year when he was abducted, the ICRC statement said.

    "A sharp knife was used to sever his head from the body," said Safdar Hussain, the first doctor to examine the body. "He was killed about 12 hours ago."

    "We are devastated," Mr Daccord said. "Khalil was a trusted and very experienced Red Cross staff member who significantly contributed to the humanitarian cause."

    Four health workers, including two doctors, were kidnapped by militants the week before Dale's disappearance from the Pishin area of Baluchistan, near Quetta. They were freed after a shootout between police and their kidnappers.
    © Thomson Reuters 2012


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    Death to pakis:mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
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    Kidnapped U.K. Red Cross worker found beheaded Pakistan

    The body of a British Red Cross worker abducted in Pakistan four months ago was found beheaded Sunday, with a note saying he was killed after his captors’ demands were not met, police said.

    The mutilated body of Khalil Rasjed Dale, 60, was dumped in a bag in an orchard on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of the insurgency-hit southwestern province of Baluchistan.

    A note claiming to be from militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan was found with the body, senior local police official Tariq Manzoor told AFP.

    The group said in the note that “our demands were not met (and) we have stuffed his (Dale’s) body in a bag after slaughtering him. We will soon release a video of his beheading,” according to Manzoor.

    Dale, a British Muslim who had been managing a health program in Quetta for almost a year, was abducted in the city on January 5 by eight masked gunmen, who forced him from his car at gunpoint as he returned home from work.

    A source close to the case said the captors had demanded a ransom of $30 million.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross “condemns in the strongest possible terms this barbaric act,” said its Director-General Yves Daccord.

    “All of us at the ICRC and at the British Red Cross share the grief and outrage of Khalil’s family and friends.”

    “We are devastated,” Daccord said, adding that the aid worker — who had worked in Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq — was a “trusted and very experienced Red Cross staff member.”

    ‘All of us at the ICRC and at the British Red Cross share the grief and outrage of Khalil’s family and friends’
    British Foreign Secretary William Hague said London had tried tirelessly to secure Dale’s release.

    “This was a senseless and cruel act, targeting someone whose role was to help the people of Pakistan, and causing immeasurable pain to those who knew Mr Dale,” he said in a statement.

    Pakistan’s government also condemned “the barbaric act” and vowed “to bring perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice.”

    Riffat Hussain, a police surgeon at Bolan Medical College in Quetta, where the aid worker’s body was taken, told AFP that Dale had been decapitated, but doctors had stitched his head back on to his body.

    He is believed to have been killed some 12-14 hours before his body was discovered, the surgeon said.

    “There were no signs of any torture on his body but different body joints were dislocated” when he was stuffed into the bag, the surgeon added.

    Police official Manzoor told AFP: “His body was found in a bag in an apple orchard on the outskirts of Quetta on Sunday morning.”

    He said police had difficulty identifying Dale as he had grown a beard, but staff from the ICRC had confirmed the remains were his.

    Baluchistan is plagued by a separatist insurgency, sectarian violence and Taliban militants.

    Local rebels rose up in 2004 demanding political autonomy and a greater share of profits from the region’s natural oil, gas and mineral resources.

    Kidnappings are rife in parts of the province, where criminals looking for ransoms snatch foreigners and locals, sometimes passing their hostages on to Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked groups.

    ‘His body was found in a bag in an apple orchard on the outskirts of Quetta on Sunday morning’
    In February 2009, John Solecki, the local head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), was snatched at gunpoint in Quetta, with his driver killed during the abduction. Solecki was released after nearly nine weeks.

    In Baluchistan, the ICRC mainly focuses on health programs and supports several medical centres, including a hospital.

    The ICRC had announced a reduction of its activities in Pakistan just days before Dale’s abduction with the closure of three of its centres in the restive northwest.

    But after the kidnapping the organization vowed to continue its work in the troubled country.

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  5. drkrn

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    so cowardly to kill a doctor.
    more over who is working with redcross..
    we should appreciate this doctors and medical personal who went to Pakistan even knowing that their life is in danger.

    by the way if they asked for a ransom of 30million dollars, who the hell will be paying the money redcross for its employee or Pakistan for a doctor who doesn't belong to them??

    foolish terrorists
     
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    Khalil Rasjed Dale.

    Is he of Pakistani origin?

    Dale is a Muslim name?

    Notwithstanding, to kill someone who is helping the people indicates the depraved mindset afflicting these people!
     
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    A Scottish convert.
     
  8. maomao

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    Haramkhor Pious Paki - land of the pure jahilon kamsekam Doctoron ko to Baksh do.......terror organization known as isi will destroy pakistan and eventually will have an impact on every nation of the world!!
     
  9. Drsomnath999

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    THIS is absolutely disgusting .Really barbarism to the power infinity , killing a poor ol doctor ..[​IMG]
     

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