Afghanistan: UN mission calls for calm after deadly clash that reportedly killed civilians

Afghanistan: UN mission calls for calm after deadly clash that reportedly killed civilians

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The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today called for calm after yesterday’s suicide bombing and shooting on a highway in the east of the country in which civilians are reported to have been killed and injured after a United States convoy was ambushed.

UNAMA is deeply saddened at the wounding and loss of life that has been reported,” mission spokesman Adrian Edwards said. “We would like to appeal to everyone for calm so that the events can be properly looked into and understood.

“With any incident like this it’s imperative that the truth about what has happened come out so that lessons can be learned, victims helped, and reoccurrence prevented. UNAMA is seeking proper verification and we hope to make public our findings in due course,” he added.

The incident took place on the Torkham-Jalalabad road, near the main eastern city of Jalalabad.