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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U. N. : Probe Deaths

UNITED NATIONS, New York -- Jan Eliasson, U. N. under secretary general for humanitarian affairs strongly condemned the "brutal killings" after arriving in Geneva from New York. He said they highlighted the increasing dangers faced by humanitarian officials.

Three unidentified Afghan gunmen shot dead four U. N. staff, including a Briton and a Dutch water resources expert, in an ambush outside the eastern city of Jalalabad late Monday. They were traveling from the eastern Pakistan city of Peshawar.