Special Representative Kai Eide on attack on police in Uruzgan
2 February 2009 - I am deeply saddened by the news we have received today from Uruzgan province of a bomb attack at a police centre in Tirinkot that has left many dead or wounded.
This loss of life is a tragedy that will affect many families, but also the community at large. People across Afghanistan want and need better justice and law enforcement, and efforts to train and professionalise the police are aimed at meeting this demand. Today's attack shows contempt both for human life and for the community's wishes for a just Afghanistan.