Joint UNAMA and WHO statement on attack on UN convoy
14 September 2008 - This morning, at around 9:40, a United Nations road convoy in Spin Boldak was struck by a vehicle-borne suicide bomb.
Three people in the convoy were killed. Several bystanders were caught in the blast and we are seeking fuller information on their status while doing what we can to assist.
Those who died in the convoy were a UNAMA driver, and two doctors working under contract with the World Health Organization in combating polio in Afghanistan. All three were Afghan nationals.
In the past hours we have been in touch with the families of the victims. The thoughts of the entire United Nations family in Afghanistan are with those who died, and their loved ones. This attack was on innocent civilians working only for the people of Afghanistan, and is beyond comprehension.