IRRC No. 296

Deaths of ICRC Staff on Mission: Sierra Leone: Two ICRC nurses killed in ambush

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On Friday 27 August 1993, at 10.30 a.m. local time, a convoy of the International Committee of the Red Cross was ambushed near the town of Gorahun in Sierra Leone. During the attack two ICRC nurses, Susanne Buser from Switzerland and Sarah Leomy, a local employee, were killed. Another ICRC nurse, Bernadette Peterhans, was injured.

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