Afghanistan: UN mission voices outrage at latest suicide attack

Afghanistan: UN mission voices outrage at latest suicide attack

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in January 2008
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned the suicide bombing that killed a number of civilians in the country’s eastern Nangarhar province today, just two days after terrorists struck a parade in Kabul that was attended by President Hamid Karzai and other dignitaries.

“We share the outrage of all Afghans at such indiscriminate targeting of innocent people,” the Mission said in a statement.

At least 15 people were reportedly killed and 14 others wounded in the blast which occurred in Khogiani district, as an anti-drugs meeting was taking place.

“The circumstances of this attack illustrate the unmistakable bonds of partnership between terrorists and drug traffickers,” UNAMA added.

A terrorist attack against an official ceremony in the capital on Sunday killed two members of Parliament and injured nine others, including two Afghan National Police. Mr. Karzai escaped uninjured in the attack, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.