UN Afghan Mission ‘outraged’ by deadly Taliban attack in Kabul

The United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed outrage at a Taliban attack in Kabul, which led to scores of civilian casualties on Wednesday.

In a Tweet on Wednesday, the Mission said that such indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks in heavily populated civilian areas must stop.

According to media reports, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadly car bomb attack on a police station, where at least 14 people are believed to have been killed in the explosion, and nearly 150 injured.

In a statement earlier on the same day, UNAMA deep concern at threats made by the Taliban to target civilians participating in the Afghan presidential elections scheduled for 28 September.

The Mission emphasized that attacks against polling centers and civilians participating in the electoral process are clear violations of international law and that those who carry out such crimes must be held accountable.

Source: International Islamic News Agency