23 Jun 2012

NZ aid workers unharmed in Afghan attack

6:21 am on 23 June 2012

Two New Zealand aid workers in Afghanistan have escaped unharmed after a bomb exploded outside a hospital where they were working in Kandahar.

The Red Cross says Thursday's attack was aimed at a group of 20 staff who were arriving at the hospital to begin their shifts.

But only the bomb's fuse detonated and two staff suffered minor injuries.

The Red Cross says the two New Zealanders were shaken, but not hurt.

As a result of the attack the hospital has closed for three days and most of the Red Cross staff have been evacuated to Kabul.