Medical staff strike in Sebha after patient abducted and killed
By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab.
Triploli, 16 December 2013:
Staff have gone on strike at the Sebha Medical Centre after a patient was kidnapped from an operation room today at gunpoint and killed nearby.
Mohammed Abdel Hafiz Busafa, Assistant Director for the Sebha Medical Centre, said that the body of a patient who was being treated for an infected gunshot wound has been found on the steps of a nearby building after unknown gunmen threatened doctors and staff and abducted him while he was under anaesthetic.
Busafa said the kidnapping and subsequent killing had caused “shock and bewilderment” at the hospital and added that medical personnel were in a state of fear. He expressed outrage at the abduction and condemned it as a appalling attack on patients’ rights. Busafa said that the acts of criminals had impinged upon citizens and the provision of medical services.
Egyptian driver killed by Brotherhood supporters
CAIRO, Dec. 17 (UPI) — Muslim Brotherhood supporters slit the throat of a taxi driver after he allegedly ran over a female protester Monday in Egypt’s Nile Delta, officials said.
The taxi driver demanded protesters demonstrating in Dagahliya move and allow him to drive through. When they refused, he allegedly ran over a female protester, Ahram Online reported Tuesday. The raging mob attacked the taxi driver and slit his throat, killing him, and then torched his car, the Egyptian website said.
Afghanistan aircraft crash kills six US soldiers – Isaf
Six American soldiers have died in a crash involving an aircraft in southern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) says.
The cause of the crash in Zabul is unknown and an investigation is under way, Isaf said.
Initial reports indicated there was “no enemy activity in the area” at the time of the incident, a short statement said.
US defence department officials confirmed the victims’ nationalities.
The deputy governor of Zabul province told the Associated Press news agency that a Nato helicopter had crashed in the remote district of Shajau.
Pakistanis among 8 Taliban rebels killed in Ghazni clashes
By GHANIZADA – Tue Dec 17, 11:18 am
Security officials in Ghazni province said, the militants were killed during the military operations in Andar district, during the past three days.
A spokesman for the Afghan national army in Ghazni province confirming the report said, at least eight Taliban militants including two Pakistan nationsl were killed during the operations.
He said at least ten others were also injured during the clashes, and Afghan national army soldiers have not suffered any casualties.