World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Afghanistan: Suicide bombings hit internat. forces

Annan condemns suicide bombings against international forces in Afghanistan

Reacting with concern to the upsurge in violence in Afghanistan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan strongly condemned the suicide bombing attacks carried out against the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul today.

In a statement released by his spokesman, Mr. Annan called upon the Government of Afghanistan, the Coalition Forces and ISAF to take all necessary measures to address the security situation.

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) also condemned the suicide attacks carried out on Jalalabad road in Kabul.

While the full toll of the attacks is yet to be determined, Afghan and German authorities have confirmed the death of one German soldier, according to UNAMA.

In its statement today, the mission took the occasion to pay tribute “to the international forces that are present in Afghanistan to help ensure peace and security.”

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>


Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>


Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC