Press Releases

  • 26 Aug 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s attack at Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul that killed at least 20 civilians, including seven women and one child, and injured more than 30 others. These preliminary figures may rise. At least two attackers...
  • 20 Aug 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released today the initial findings of its human rights fact-finding into the 3 to 5 August attack on Mirza Olang village in Sayyad district of Sari Pul province. UNAMA verified allegations that Taliban and local...
  • 02 Aug 2017 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, on 1 August 2017, which resulted in more than 90 people killed or injured, for which local affiliates of...
  • 02 Aug 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns last night’s attack at the Jawadia mosque in Herat which killed at least 31 civilians, including 2 children, and injured more than 60 others. Two attackers entered the Shia mosque during the evening prayer time...
  • 02 Aug 2017 - NEW YORK -  The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack against worshippers gathered in a mosque in the Afghan city of Herat on 1 August which killed at least 15 civilians and injured many more. Attacks that deliberately target civilians are clear violations of...
  • 01 Aug 2017 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack against the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 31 July, 2017, which resulted in the death of two Afghan civilian employees inside the Embassy and the...
  • 31 Jul 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s suicide attack against the embassy of Iraq in Kabul. The attack, which occurred in a residential area of central Kabul, lasted around five hours and involved several armed men who killed two Afghan...
  • 24 Jul 2017 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul on 24 July 2017, which resulted in more than 70 people killed or injured, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility. They...
  • 24 Jul 2017 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrifying bomb attack in Kabul today, responsibility for which was claimed by the Taliban. The deliberate targeting of civilians constitutes a grave violation of human rights and international humanitarian law and may...
  • 24 Jul 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s deadly Kabul suicide attack, which has occurred in the context of a countrywide intensification of violence impacting civilians. This morning’s attack comes amid commemorations of the 23 July 2016...
  • 17 Jul 2017 - KABUL - The number of civilians killed and injured in the Afghanistan conflict during the first six months of 2017 persisted at the same record high levels as last year, according to a mid-year report from the United Nations. Extreme harm to civilians continued amid a worsening...
  • 09 Jul 2017 - KABUL - The Government of Afghanistan, the International Community and representatives from Afghanistan’s civil society and private sector met today to discuss progress and achievements in Afghanistan’s development and reform agenda, and to reaffirm their partnership and...
  • 24 Jun 2017 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I wish all Afghans Eid Mubarak. As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr after a month of fasting and worship, I hope that families around Afghanistan will be able to come together in peace, in an environment free...
  • 22 Jun 2017 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes today’s announcement by the Independent Election Commission that parliamentary and district council elections will take place on 7 July 2018. “The people of Afghanistan have made clear their desire for credible,...

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