UNAMA condemns attack in Kunar

27 Feb 2016

UNAMA condemns attack in Kunar

KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s suicide attack in Kunar province that killed 11 civilians and injured more than 30 others.

This morning in Asadabad city, in front of the Provincial Governor’s office, a suicide attacker detonated his vehicle full of explosives, causing more than 40 civilian casualties.

UNAMA reiterates that the indiscriminate use of explosives in areas crowded by civilians is a serious violation of international humanitarian law. The mission reminds all parties to the armed conflict in Afghanistan that they are bound to uphold their legal obligations to at all times avoid harm to civilians.

The mission extends its sincere condolences to the families of those killed and a speedy recovery for those injured. UNAMA once again affirms its continued support to the people of Afghanistan.