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UN: Mission in Afghanistan 'outraged' by Kabul suicide bombing01:20

UN: Mission in Afghanistan 'outraged' by Kabul suicide bombing

United Nations, New York City
August 15, 2018 at 18:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

The UN Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said that its Mission in Afghanistan was 'outraged' by the suicide bombing in Kabul which killed at least 48, during a press briefing in New York City on Wednesday.

A suicide bomber wounded another 67 after targeting an education centre in western Kabul earlier in the day, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

On the Taliban-led attacks in Ghazni, the spokesperson said: "The Taliban’s attack against Ghazni city, and the subsequent fighting in crowded urban spaces has caused terrible suffering to civilians caught in the conflict."

On Friday the Taliban's assault on Ghazni, a strategic city which lies some 150 kilometres (93 miles) south of Kabul, triggered five days of fighting with Afghan security forces, crumbling infrastructure and leaving buildings smouldering.

Hundreds of people were killed and injured in the fighting, including many civilians.

The exact number of casualties is yet to be confirmed.

Mandatory Credit: UNTV

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The UN Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said that its Mission in Afghanistan was 'outraged' by the suicide bombing in Kabul which killed at least 48, during a press briefing in New York City on Wednesday.

A suicide bomber wounded another 67 after targeting an education centre in western Kabul earlier in the day, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

On the Taliban-led attacks in Ghazni, the spokesperson said: "The Taliban’s attack against Ghazni city, and the subsequent fighting in crowded urban spaces has caused terrible suffering to civilians caught in the conflict."

On Friday the Taliban's assault on Ghazni, a strategic city which lies some 150 kilometres (93 miles) south of Kabul, triggered five days of fighting with Afghan security forces, crumbling infrastructure and leaving buildings smouldering.

Hundreds of people were killed and injured in the fighting, including many civilians.

The exact number of casualties is yet to be confirmed.

Mandatory Credit: UNTV