Shooting kills UN employee in Afghan capital

08:17, June 30, 2010      

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One local employee of United Nations was killed as a UN vehicle came under attack in Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, a statement of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said.

"The United Nations confirms that a shooting took place late this morning in Kabul, involving one UN vehicle and two United Nations personnel. Tragically, one United Nations staff member, an Afghan national, was killed. The other Afghan staff member was unharmed," the statement asserted.

The circumstances of the shooting are not yet clear. United Nations security teams are working with Afghan security institutions to assist investigations, the statement further said.

"Those responsible for this killing should be brought to justice without delay," the statement further said.

No groups or individuals have claimed responsibility.

Late last October Taliban insurgents attacked a UN guest house in Kabul left at least five UN employees dead.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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