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Gaza war: Indian UN worker killed, targeted in Rafah vehicle attack

During the Israel-Hamas confrontation, an Indian UN staff member passes away in Gaza.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- May 14th 2024 09:04 AM
Gaza war: Indian UN worker killed, targeted in Rafah vehicle attack

Gaza war: Indian UN worker killed, targeted in Rafah vehicle attack

PTC News Desk: Officials reported on Tuesday that an Indian employee of the UN lost his life in Gaza after an attack in Rafah targeted his vehicle.

According to PTI, sources stated that an Indian employee of the UN was killed in Gaza after his car was attacked in Rafah, marking the organisation's "first international" loss of life since the Israel-Hamas conflict began.


While traveling to the European Hospital in Rafah, the UN van was attacked. The employee of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (DSS) lost their life as a result of this.

In Rafah, a UN vehicle carrying employees was struck

The deputy spokesperson for the UN secretary-general, Farhan Haq, stated on Monday that he was "deeply saddened to learn of the death of a United Nations Department of Safety and Security (DSS) staff member and injury to another DSS staffer when their UN vehicle was struck as they traveled to the European Hospital in Rafah this morning."

The statement went on to say, "The secretary-general calls for a full investigation and condemns all attacks on UN personnel."

UN Secretary General laments passing

UN Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the incident, offered his sympathies, and emphasized how critical it is to safeguard aid workers.

"One of our coworkers was killed and another was injured when a UN vehicle was struck in Gaza today. In Gaza, more than 190 UN employees have lost their lives.Without revealing the deceased's nationality, Guterres stated in an X post on Monday that "humanitarian workers must be protected."

He emphasized how important it is to protect the lives of UN workers who are sending relief and support into areas of violence.

He declared, "I repudiate any assaults on UN staff and restate my sincere request for an immediate humanitarian intervention."

Ruchira Kamboj, India's permanent representative to the UN, denounced the casualties in the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

"Many civilian lives have been lost as a result of the ongoing battle between Israel and Hamas, particularly those of women and children. The humanitarian catastrophe that has resulted is intolerable. We have vehemently denounced the conflict's civilian casualties. "Everyone under all circumstances must respect international humanitarian law and international law," Kamboj stated at the 10th Emergency Special session of the UN General Assembly on Palestine.

- With inputs from agencies

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