Suicide bombers struck a UN compound in Western Afghanistan. No UN officials were killed. From Reuters:
HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Four Taliban suicide bombers dressed as women and police attacked the main United Nations compound in western Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, but there were no casualties among U.N. staff.
The attack was launched on the compound in Herat, a commercial hub and the largest city in the country’s west where Taliban and other Islamist insurgents are usually less active.
It was the highest profile attack on the United Nations since last year and will raise questions about security in a city that NATO officials believe could be among the first to have security responsibility handed from foreign troops to Afghan forces.
“The incident is over and there are no U.N. casualties,” said Kieran Dwyer, chief U.N. spokesman in Kabul.