Tue, Sep

UNAMA condemns killing of civilians in northern Afghanistan


unamaThe United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing today of at least 19 civilians and the injuring of at least 28 at a bombing in the Almar district of Faryab province.

“This horrific attack against civilians in a market demonstrates an appalling disregard for human life,” said Nicholas Haysom, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan. “UNAMA has repeatedly called for an immediate ban on weapons which kill indiscriminately and that are used in civilian-populated areas.”

UNAMA extends its condolences to the families of all of those killed in the explosion and wishes a speedy recovery to those who were injured.