ISAF and UNAMA condemns Taliban execution of civilians in Ghor
By Ghanizada - Sat Jul 26 2014, 9:31 pm
“ISAF strongly condemns the killing of 15 innocent Afghan civilians in central Afghanistan by Taliban militants. Eleven men, three women, and one child were shot and killed after their vehicles were stopped while traveling through Ghor province,” a statement released by ISAF said.
“I offer my deepest sympathies to the families of those killed in this brutal attack,” said Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., the ISAF commander. “This violence demonstrates the continued disregard by the Taliban for the Afghan people.”
The statement by ISAF further added that the alliance continues to stand beside the Afghan people and call on the Taliban to cease their indiscriminate violence against innocent Afghan men, women, and children.
The UN Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and acting head of UNAMA, Nicholas Haysom, said, “The killing of civilians by an armed group in Ghor province is deeply troubling, especially when Afghans nationwide are preparing to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with their families. Afghans should be able to celebrate in peace, and such attacks must cease at once.”
The UN Mission called for a prompt and thorough investigation into the killings and expressed its condolences to the families of the victims.