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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THI UTHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, December 27, 1972 Take Time to Think. Afghan bandits murdered his brother NEW YORK (AP) Two Minnesota brothers set out years ago to walk around the world in behalf of UNICEF. They were more than halfway to their covered 8.000 land a gang of murdering bandits jumped them near Kabul, Afghani- stan. Now the survivor, David Kunst, is making plans here to pick up again where he and his slain brother John left off. The brothers, from Waseca, Minn., had been warned by officials about the dangers of the area in from wolves and possibly from people. Oct. 22, 25-year- old John Kunst died in the dust along a road in a rugged gorge in Afghanistan. But Dave, 33, back in New York and still recuperating from his own bullet wound from the bandit attack, is de- termined it not be the end. He is busy in a United Nations Association office making plans to resume the I.Iarch at the very spot where the bandits attacked to go on through Pakistan, India and China and then back to Wis- consin. He's even going to try to persuade another brother, Peter, to circle the sec ond half of the globe with him on foot. Dave and John originally started out in June, 1970, just to do for "educa- tion, experience, something that bad never been done, the surviving brother recalls, but soon de- cided to give more meaning to their walk around the world by doing it to promote UNI- United Nations In- ternational Children's Emer- gency Fund. thought about the peace he said, "but then we thought if we walk for children, not too many people are going to say something against children." A woman in Minneapolis gave them the idea of walking with a mule, not only to carry their provisions and call at- tention to their project, but also to ward off people think- ing they were hitchhikers. In Ankara, Turkey, they ac- quired a wagon for the mule to pull, supplied by Turkish tourist officials. American air force officers provided them a cover for the wagon so they would have shelter when they stopped to eat or sleep, to do it yourself." About six o'clock the night of Oct. 22, Dave suggested they pull the wagon 'off the road for the night. They were cooking dinner in the wagon when the dog began barking. "John said there were six Afghans walking down the Dave recalls, "and I said 'Watch 'em.' We finished eating, and were sitting there talking when we saw head- lights up the road quite a ways, and I said 'It's proba- bly a truck broken down.' "About 9 or I looked out a little peekhole and the truck had parked about 200 feet from the wagon, and I said 'It must be the same truck in trouble again.' Three guys got out and looked under the hood. "Then John said the same six Afghans were coming back. I had a shotgun they had given us in Ankara for the wolves the winter before and I loaded it. "When the six Afghans got by the truck, they seemed to rush over and grab the driver and his helper and I said 1 think they're robbing the truck.' They took the driver across the road and I asked John if I should jump out and up in the air, and he said 'No. you're not in the United Sates.'" As five of the men came toward the wagon, Dave argued with his brother over whether to shoot first, and after shouting the Afghan word for "Go Dtvt fired the gun in the air. "They jumped back and spread he said. "A shot was don't know why, I think it was a signal shot, and I said we should get under the wagon but John said no, we should walk up the mountain." But before they could do ei- ther, more shots rang out and both brothers .were wounded. The bandits yanked Dave's wristwatch and belt off, and threw a mattress over him. 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