UNAMA Condemns Targeted Attacks On Civilians Engaged In Peace Efforts

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned the attacks in Kabul this week that targeted civilians involved in peace efforts and urged the government to launch an investigation.

In a tweet on Thursday, UNAMA referred to the killing of Mir Abdulbaqi Amin, head of the science council at the Ministry of Education, and the attack on Fawzia Koofi, a member of the Afghan government’s peace negotiating team.

“The killing of peace activist Abdulbaqi Amin and attack against peace negotiator Fawzia Koofi are deplorable. Perpetrators must face justice,” the mission wrote.

Amin was killed in an explosion in Kabul city’s PD5 on Wednesday. His driver was also wounded. Security agencies said the mine was planted inside his car.

On Friday, Koofi was shot in the hand during an attempted assassination as the Qarabagh district of Kabul.

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) also said they were concerned about the casualties in targeted attacks on Wednesday and urged the government to identify the perpetrators.

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