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UN's Afghanistan Envoy Condemns Suicide Attack

UN's Afghanistan Envoy Condemns Suicide Attack In Kabul

New York, Oct 1 2006 10:00PM

The senior United Nations envoy to Afghanistan has condemned a suicide attack outside the Interior Ministry in Kabul city that reportedly resulted in more than a dozen deaths and wounded over 50 other people.

"I am shocked and appalled," Tom Koenigs, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative, said in a statement released on Saturday following the blast.

"It is particularly upsetting that so many lives have been lost in such a callous attack against innocent Afghans who were simply going to work," he said.

Declaring that the Afghan people "have suffered enough," he decried those who use violence "in a civilian arena with such wanton disregard for so many innocent lives."

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