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Foreign National Killed as Blast Hits UN Vehicle in Kabul

(Last Updated On: November 26, 2019)

An explosion hit the vehicle of the United Nations organization in the capital Kabul, the Interior Ministry confirmed.

Nasrat Rahimi, the Interior Minsitry Spokesman said the blast took place at around 6:20 pm [Kabul time] in Bukhar Khana area in PD9 of Kabul City.

One foreign national was killed and five civilians including two staff members of the United Nations were injured after a grenade was thrown on UN vehicle, Rahimi added.

Immediately, there was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

In a statement, the UN in Afghanistan condemned the attack in the strongest possible terms.

“It is with profound sadness that the UN family in Afghanistan confirms the killing tonight of a colleague, as well as injuries to two others, when a UN-marked vehicle was attacked in Kabul,” the UN statement said.

Further information about the identity of the international employee will be released in the immediate future, the statement added.

By Hesamuddin Hesam

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