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UNAMA PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA condemns attack on Afghan Senator

8 August 2013 - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the attack on Wednesday which led to the wounding of Senator Rouh Gul Khairzad and various members of her family, as well the death of her eight-year-old daughter and her driver.


The Senator and her family were reportedly ambushed on the main highway in the province of Ghazni as they were heading to her home province of Nimroz in the country’s south to celebrate Eid.

“We condemn this attack in itself – but what makes it worse is that it took place on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, a time of peace and goodwill,” said the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and acting head of UNAMA, Nicholas Haysom.

UNAMA extends its condolences for those killed in the attack and wishes a speedy recovery for Senator Khairzad and her surviving family members.

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