Press Releases

  • 30 Jun 2016 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I condemn today’s attack in Kabul that targeted Afghan National Police (ANP) cadets and their instructors, killing 33 and injuring 71 others. Earlier today, the Taliban launched a two-stage suicide attack, in Kabul...
  • 21 Jun 2016 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks occurred on June 20, in Kabul and Badakhshan province against civilian population. The detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED) in a bazaar in Kishem district,...
  • 20 Jun 2016 - KABUL, 20 June 2016 – The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses grave concern about today’s series of attacks in civilian populated areas that killed and maimed civilians across Afghanistan. UNAMA condemns in the strongest terms the detonation of an improvised...
  • 20 Jun 2016 - Forced displacement has reached unprecedented levels, with more than 65 million people uprooted from their homes globally. New and recurring conflicts, and ever-more disturbing forms of violence and persecution, are driving people to flee in search of safety within their own...
  • 10 Jun 2016 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I condemn the attack targeting civilians gathered for Friday prayers at the Hisarak Jami Mosque in Rodat district, Nangarhar province. The attack killed at least three civilians and injured more than 70 others – including...
  • 06 Jun 2016 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I would like to present my best wishes for the Holy month of Ramadan, a time of reverence and peace. I sincerely hope that the people of Afghanistan will be able to use this time for reflection, patience and tolerance....
  • 05 Jun 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s attack in Pul-e-Alam town of Logar Province in which seven civilians were killed and more than 20 injured. Three armed Taliban entered the provincial judges’ and prosecutors’ compound in Pul-e-Alam and...
  • 02 Jun 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is deeply concerned by the spate of abductions, hostage-taking and summary executions carried out in recent days against passengers travelling in civilian vehicles. Armed Taliban personnel executed at least 10 men from a...
  • 25 May 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s suicide attack in an outlying western suburb of Kabul which killed eleven civilians and injured ten. The suicide bomber detonated against a shuttle bus transporting employees of the Maidan Wardak...
  • 20 May 2016 - KABUL - The United Nations in Afghanistan confirms that a security guard at one of its compounds in Kabul was killed today in a shooting incident.  A staff member of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) was also injured in the incident. The injuries are...
  • 10 May 2016 - GENEVA - Two United Nations human rights experts today condemned the execution of six alleged members of illegal armed groups in Afghanistan for “serious crimes and crimes against civilians,” despite the absence of fair trial guarantees and the continued practice of torture to...
  • 10 May 2016 - GENEVA - We regret the execution on Sunday, 8 May, of six people in Afghanistan, amid persisting serious concerns about compliance with fair trial standards, and reports about the widespread use of torture and ill-treatment as a means of extracting confessions. We fear that...
  • 08 May 2016 - KABUL - In line with the continued call of the United Nations for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, UNAMA regrets the execution of six alleged perpetrators of serious crimes and crimes against civilians. The United Nations notes that there is no conclusive evidence...
  • 20 Apr 2016 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Kabul on 19 April centered on a National Directorate of Security (NDS) office in the Puli Mahmud Khan area, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility. The attack...

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