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30-Oct-2009  
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Former President Jerry John Rawlings has expressed sadness at the attack on a United Nations Guest House in Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed 12 people, including a Ghanaian Field Officer.

A statement from the Office of the Former President said he condemned the attack, describing it as an attack against humanity.

The attack claimed the life of a Ghanaian, Lawrence Mefful, and four of his colleagues.

Former President Rawlings said: "I wish to express my deepest condolences to the families and colleagues of the deceased.

"This must be a difficult time for United Nations employees and their families and I pray that they gather enough strength to overcome the sadness that has engulfed their mission.

"They play a very important role for mankind, maintaining peace and order in very volatile regions and their efforts are appreciated by all well-meaning people across the world."

The late Lawrence Mefful served in the Ghana Armed Forces from 1990 to 2007 before joining the UN then in Nepal.

He was later re-assigned to Afghanistan as a Security Officer. He earlier served as a Staff Officer in the Department of Peace-Keeping Operations in New York prior to leaving the Ghana Armed Forces.

Until his death he was the Deputy Field Security Coordination Officer of the Central Region of Afghanistan, which includes Kabul.
 
 
 
 
 

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