Afghanistan: armed escort accompanies UN mission from Kandahar to camps

Under new measures tailored to the fluctuating security situation in various parts of Afghanistan, armed escorts today accompanied a United Nations team which set out to visit internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country.

Attack on deminers in Afghanistan leaves 1 dead, UN reports

One anti-landmine staffer has been killed and another seriously injured after their car was attacked in Afghanistan, the United Nations reported today.