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UNAMA condemns Kabul attack

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday condemned the deadly attack in Kabul which killed nearly 15 civilians and injured more than 400 others.

In a statement issued by UNAMA, Nicholas Haysom, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan said: “I condemn, in the strongest terms, today’s indiscriminate attack in Kabul.”

“I reiterate UNAMA’s repeated calls for the immediate ban of weapons which kill and maim indiscriminately, and to cease attacks in civilian-populated areas. Those responsible for such attacks must be held accountable.”

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

On Wednesday UNAMA released its latest report on civilian casualties in Afghanistan. The report documented 4,921 civilian casualties (1,592 deaths and 3,329 injured) in the first half of 2015, a one percent increase in total civilian casualties compared to the same period in 2014.

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