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Muslims Kill UN Afghan Election Workers

From a not knowing who to root for Associated Press:

Gunmen storm UN guest house in Kabul, 12 dead

By Rahim Faiez And Amir Shah, Associated Press Writers

KABUL – Taliban militants wearing suicide vests and police uniforms stormed a guest house used by U.N. staff in the heart of the Afghan capital early Wednesday, killing 12 people — including six U.N. staff. It was the biggest in a series of attacks intended to undermine next month’s presidential runoff election.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the early morning assaults, which also included rocket attacks at the presidential palace and the city’s main luxury hotel.

The chief of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan, Kai Eide, said the attack "will not deter the U.N. from continuing all its work" in the country. One of the six U.N. dead was an American, the U.S. Embassy said…

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attacks in a telephone call to The Associated Press, saying three militants with suicide vests, grenades and machine guns carried out the guest house assault.

He said three days ago that the Taliban issued a statement threatening anyone working on the Nov. 7 runoff election between Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah.

"This is our first attack," he said.

An official with the U.N. election team said that the Bakhtar guest house was home to the largest concentration of U.N. election workers in the city. The official, who was not authorized to speak to the press so spoke anonymously, did not give a specific number of election workers staying there, but said it was around 20.

Witnesses said the attack started shortly before 6 a.m and lasted for about two hours. Interior Ministry officials said the attackers were wearing old-style police uniforms, which are available in markets

U.N. spokesman Adrian Edwards said six U.N. staff were killed and nine other U.N. employees were wounded in the assault, which began about dawn in the Shar-e-Naw area of the city…

Edwards said the U.N. would have to evaluate "what this means for our work in Afghanistan." The Aug. 19, 2003, truck bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, which killed 22 people, prompted the U.N. to pull out of Iraq for several years

Well, which is it?

The chief of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan, Kai Eide, said the attack "will not deter the U.N. from continuing all its work" in the country.

Or:

[U.N. spokesman Adrian] Edwards said the U.N. would have to evaluate "what this means for our work in Afghanistan."

We suspect that the United Nations will simply pack up and run. As the article indicates, that is what they usually do when a place gets dangerous.

That way they can maintain their high moral standing.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Muslims Kill UN Afghan Election Workers”

  1. Right of the People

    Savages!

    What more can you expect from a third world (at best) country still in the 6th century?

    This is one case where we should cut and run. You’ll never civilize these medieval bastards. Just throw up a big fence around this third world sh**hole and stop anyone who tries to leave but let anybody who wants to enter go in, just never let them leave.

    .

  2. Confucius

    Don’t feel sorry for the U.N. workers . . . at all.


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