Letters of condolence will be sent to the ICRC and the Afghan authorities by President Doris Leuthard and by Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter.
The FDFA also calls on those responsible for the attack to unconditionally release two other ICRC staff who were reportedly abducted.
The FDFA reiterates its call on all parties to armed conflicts to respect and protect humanitarian aid workers deployed around the world, whose work is aimed at assisting those in need. Humanitarian aid workers in the field are increasingly coming under violent attack.
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