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UN Condemns Attack In Kandahar

The site of a suicide bomb attack near a building used by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kandahar on October 31.
The United Nations Security Council has condemned a terrorist attack against a UN facility in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Joy Ogwu, the UN ambassador from Nigeria and the Security Council president for the month of October, called on Kabul to find those responsible for the October 31 attack, which killed three Afghans -- including a police officer -- and wounded two others.

"The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack against a guest house of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kandahar, Afghanistan on the 31 of October 2010 [sic], which resulted in the death and injury of United Nations staff as well as of Afghan police officers who came to protect the United Nations personnel," Ogwu said. "The members of the Security Council express their deep condolences to the families of the victims. The thoughts of the Security Council members are with the wounded and with all UNHCR and other humanitarian workers in Afghanistan."

The suicide car bomb targeted a guest house used by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

The attack, around 480 kilometers south of Kabul, is the latest in a string of lethal assaults in Afghanistan, many of which have targeted foreigners.

compiled from agency reports