UN mission in Afghanistan condemns deadly suicide attack in Kabul

A policeman in Kabul, Afghanistan, which remains the most dangerous country for aid workers globally. Photo: Obinna Anyadike/IRIN

23 August 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today condemned “in the strongest terms” yesterday's suicide attack in Kabul that killed 12 and injured at least 88 others, including 13 children and 21 women.

“Once again, anti-Government elements conducted a suicide attack using a car full of explosives in a crowded area of Kabul with complete disregard for the lives of Afghan civilians,” deplored Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan.

Targeting a convoy from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-led Resolute Support Mission, the attack was carried out on a street of the Macorayan area of Kabul, during rush hour and in front of a private hospital, indicates a press release.

Three contractors from the NATO mission were among the victims and extensive damage was caused to surrounding homes and property.

Extending its condolences to the families of those killed and a speedy recovery for those injured, the UN Mission reaffirmed its “continued support” to the people of Afghanistan

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