The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) stated that the attack was carried out in the compound by “anti-government elements”‘s entrance.
According to reports, Taliban forces used rocket-propelled grenades and guns when attacking the “clearly marked” United Nations compound.
A sort of statement The United Nations stated that it is “urgently seeking to fully understand the attack and to maintain contact with all parties concerned.”
According to reports, the Afghan government forces engaged the Taliban in Friday’s attack, resulting in the death of one Afghan guard and the wounding of two other police officers.
No United Nations personnel were injured.
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, said: “This attack on the UN is regrettable. We condemn it in the strongest terms.” “The first thing we think of is the family of the killed officer. We I hope the injured will recover soon.”
International law prohibits attacks on United Nations personnel or their premises, which means that Friday’s attack may constitute a war crime.
“The perpetrators of this attack must be identified and brought to justice,” Lyon said.
A Taliban spokesman stated that the compound was “not under any threat” and claimed that the attack may have been the result of a “fighting”.
Zabihullah Mujahid (Zabihullah Mujahid) said: “Because the office is close to the fighting, the guards may be injured in the crossfire.” Twitter.
In the weeks after the U.S. withdrawal ended the 20-year war, the Taliban made progress across Afghanistan.
Although the United States continues to provide some air support, the insurgent groups already control about half of Afghanistan’s 421 areas.
Secretary of State Anthony Brinken did not comment on Friday’s attack, but in a statement issued after a group of former Afghan allies arrived in the United States, he said the government’s work in Afghanistan was “enduring”.
“The United States will continue to make full use of our diplomatic, economic, and development toolkit to support the Afghan people in their pursuit of a just and lasting peace, and to protect the achievements of the past 20 years, especially those achieved by women, girls and ethnic minorities,” he said .