UNAMA Condemns Hospital Killings
KABUL – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Saturday condemned the killing of three civilians by a gunman the other day at a private hospital in Kabul. All three slain were foreigners who selflessly helped people of Afghanistan in need of medical assistance. The gunman is reported to be a security officer. The motive behind the attack is unknown and no organization has claimed responsibility.
“No civilian, no health or medical facility, and in particular no medical personnel whose duty and mission is to protect lives, should be the focus of such a terrifying act of violence,” said a statement quoting the Secretary-General’s special representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, Ján Kubiš. “The attack is a blow to Afghanistan. I urge a thorough criminal investigation to bring about justice in this case,” Kubis added. UNAMA expressed its condolences to the family and colleagues of those killed in the attack and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.