[Dateline: New York | Author: iSeek]
Just days before Afghans go to the polls and one day before the first-ever World Humanitarian Day, two staff members of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) were killed and a third was injured, in a suicide bombing on Kabul’s Jalalabad Road on Tuesday.
"The Secretary-General offers his deepest condolences to the families of those killed and his best wishes for a rapid recovery to those who were injured," according to a statement issued by his Spokesperson (full statement).
Special Representative Kai Eide said, "At this time UNAMA is in the process of contacting the families of our colleagues to inform them of this tragedy. And we will grieve together. I condemn completely those responsible" (full statement).
The three staff members are citizens of Afghanistan.
The 20 August 2009 presidential and provincial council elections are being organized by Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission.
The support of the international community is mobilized and coordinated by UNAMA and the United Nations Development Programme/ELECT project.