Two UN staff killed in Kabul bombing

Yet another attack against the United Nations in Afghanistan.  From the UN News Center.

Two United Nations staff members were among those killed in today’s suicide bombing in Kabul, which reportedly killed at least seven people, just two days ahead of the country’s presidential and provincial council elections.

 “I am shocked and greatly saddened to have learned that two of my staff members were among those killed in today’s suicide bombing,” the top UN envoy in Afghanistan, Kai Eide, said in a statement. “I condemn completely those responsible.”

 Mr. Eide added that the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which he heads, is in the process of contacting the families of the deceased.

 The two staffers killed in the attack, the second incident in three days, were Afghan nationals, as is a third colleague who was wounded and is currently being treated for his injuries.

The New York Times has more on the upsurge of violence in Afghanistan, apparently tied to national elections later this week. 

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