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Ban Ki-moon offers condolences to family of Russian diplomat killed in Kabul terror act

January 19, 2014, 10:29 UTC+3 UNITED NATIONS
The suicide attack at a restaurant in the diplomatic quarter in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on January 17 killed 21 people, including four UN staff members, and injured many more
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UNITED NATIONS, January 19, 10:24 /ITAR-TASS/. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed condolences to the family of Russian citizen Vadim Nazarov killed in a terror act in Afghanistan.

Vadim Nazarov was the Senior Political Officer at the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

The suicide attack at a restaurant in the diplomatic quarter in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on January 17 killed 21 people, including four UN staff members, and injured many more.

Ban said the UN mourned the victims of this latest attack, but remained committed to work for the peace, stability and development of Afghanistan. “We fully support the transition of Afghanistan toward a better future in peace, development and security,” he said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, “The incident confirms the growing scope of terrorist threats in Afghanistan.

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