Afghanistan: Top UN Envoy Speaks Out Against Deadly Kabul Attack

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–18 May 2010 – The top United Nations official in Afghanistan strongly condemned today’s deadly attack in the capital, Kabul, which claimed more than one dozen lives.

According to media reports, the attack occurred during rush hour when a suicide car bomber attacked a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) convoy.

Afghan civilians and international troops were killed in the blast, which also wounded many others.

“This senseless violence and killing of innocent civilians and those working together with Afghans in bringing stability to this country should be brought to an end,” Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, said in a statement.

Earlier this month, he deplored deadly attacks on Government buildings in the country’s southwest, which he characterized as a “despicable display of violence.”

Gul Makai Wakili, a member of the Provincial Council, along with at least three police officers, were killed in the attacks repelled by Afghan National Police in Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz province, reports said. Four civilians and 7 police officers were injured in the incident.