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Afghanistan: ICRC returns mortal remains to Kabul

04-11-1998 News Release 98/44

At the request of the Taliban authorities and with the consent of Commander Massoud's forces, the ICRC transported four bodies from Bagram to Kabul on 30 October. The mortal remains were those of four members of the Taliban who had been held in the Panjshir valley and died in a road accident while being transferred by the detaining authorities. Several people were injured in the accident, and nine of them were visited by the ICRC.

The ICRC aircraft left Kabul for Bagram carrying a delegate and 1,350 kg of medicines and other medical supplies for the hospitals and clinics in the Panjshir valley and on the Shamali plain. When it returned to Kabul the ICRC handed the mortal remains over to the city's health authorities.