UN Staff Killed During Attack in Northern Afghanistan

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–1 April 2011 – United Nations personnel working in Afghanistan have been killed today after demonstrators attacked a UN compound in the country’s northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

The attack took place at an operations centre for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), according to information released by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson.

The exact number of UN staff killed is not yet clear and UNAMA said it was working to ascertain all the facts and to take care of affected staff.

Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and the head of UNAMA, is now travelling to Mazar-i-Sharif to deal with the situation.