UN condemns attack on its vehicle in Afghanistan

UN condemns attack on its vehicle in Afghanistan

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Kabul, Nov 25 : The United Nations mission in Afghanistan on Monday condemned the deadly attack on one of its vehicles in which a UN worker was killed while two people suffered injuries, here on Sunday.

A statement released by UNAMA condemned the attack, and called on the Afghan authorities to swiftly investigate, and bring the perpetrators to justice. It was followed, on the same day, by a statement from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who called on the authorities to “spare no effort in identifying and swiftly bringing to justice” those responsible.

Press reports indicate that the vehicle, which had UN markings, was heavily damaged after being hit by a grenade attack, which occurred on a road frequently used by UN workers travelling between central Kabul and the headquarters of the UN Mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA.

The attack comes at a time when Afghanistan has seen record-high levels of civilian casualties. In October, UNAMA published a report showing that, in the first nine months of the year, more than 8,000 civilians were victims of violence, with July the bloodiest month on record. (UNI)