Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018

Italian UN official seriously injured in Kabul attack


Rome, May 24 - An Italian employee of the United
Nations was gravely injured in an attack by armed militants in
Kabul on Friday, the Italian foreign ministry said.
The woman was taken with two Nepalese guards, also UN
employees, and four members of the Afghan police to be treated
at a hospital run by the Italian non-governmental organization
Emergency, said sources at the hospital.
Powerful explosions and intense gunfire ripped through
downtown Kabul on Friday afternoon in the Shar-e-Naw quarter,
near the Emergency hospital.
The source of the blasts was suicide bombing aimed at the
headquarters of the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan,
NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.
A spokesman for the Taleban claimed responsibility for the
The number of dead or injured is still unclear, though an
Afghan interior ministry spokesman said three attackers had died
and at least eight people were injured.

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