Roots of Peace Compound Attacked

Roots of Peace residence in Karte Char, Kabul, was attacked at approximately 6pm Friday Kabul time. A complex assault was focused on the ROP residence and a nearby day care center.


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Roots of Peace Compound Attacked

March 28, 2014—Kabul, Afghanistan—Roots of Peace residence in Karte Char, Kabul, was attacked at approximately 6pm Friday Kabul time. A complex assault was focused on the ROP residence and a nearby day care center. This attack comes just over a week before the country’s Presidential election.

The suicide car bomb followed by four armed men was directed at the Roots of Peace facility in the Karte Char neighborhood of Kabul on Friday evening. Two Afghan Personal Protection Force (APPF) guards were injured, along with minor injuries to one expat who received minor cuts from flying glass resulting from the blast.  Five attackers, a 16 year old girl, and a driver have  been confirmed killed as a result of the attack.

Roots of Peace has proudly worked for over a decade to empower Afghans to cultivate agricultural crops in all 34 provinces to double/triple the income for over one million farmers and families through the help of USAID and other worldwide donors. “We stand in solidarity with the Afghan people during this critical Spring planting season. We will continue to turn MINES TO VINES—replacing the seeds of terror with bountiful agricultural crops. Our surge to firmly plant the roots of peace on the soils of Afghanistan will continue—hundreds, thousands, millions of shovels,” says Heidi Kuhn, CEO and Founder of Roots of Peace.

Roots of Peace is a humanitarian non-profit organization which works worldwide to empower farmers and families to grow and export high value crops. “Roots of Peace remains resolved to helping Afghan farmers nationwide to improve their incomes and create a stable economy,” says Gary Kuhn, President.

Roots of Peace is an international humanitarian, non-political organization based in San Rafael, California, USA with programs active in Afghanistan, Croatia, West Bank and Viet Nam. Roots of Peace is working to unearth dangerous landmines in war-torn countries and empower the local communities to build sustainable crops on land once too dangerous to traverse. For more information, please see our website at www.rootsofpeace.org.

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