Islamist Christmas Eve Bombing and Firefight Leaves 43 Dead in Kabul, Afghanistan
43 people were killed in a terrorist bombing at a government building in Kabul, Afghanistan on Christmas Eve.
Hundreds of employees were trapped inside the building during the bombing and attack. Many people reportedly jumped to safety.
The attack went on for HOURS!
The attack went on for eight hours.
— Bob Reid (@rhreid) December 25, 2018
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday condemned the attack carried out last night in an area of Kabul city heavily populated by civilians.
According to reports, at least 43 people were killed and 10 others wounded during a complex attack on the Ministry of Public Works in Kabul.
A statement from UNAMA received by Pajhwok Afghan News said that the organization was working to verify information indicating scores of civilians, including women, were killed and injured in a coordinated attack in and around government offices.
“These attacks cause untold human suffering to Afghan families,” Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA was quoted as saying. “The United Nations unequivocally condemns them, as there is no justification whatsoever for such attacks.”