“The United Nations in Afghanistan confirms that a security guard at one of its compounds in Kabul was killed today in a shooting incident,” the UN mission in Afghanistan said in a statement.
The statement further added that “A staff member of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) was also injured in the incident. The injuries are described as not serious.”
No further details were given regarding the exact location of the incident by the UN mission, saying “The circumstances around this tragic incident are still being investigated.”
“UNAMA extends its condolences to the family of the victim and wishes our UNAMA colleague a speedy recovery,” the statement added.
No group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack which follows almost eight months after a UNAMA staff was killed in attack in southern Kandahar city.
Meanwhile, four staff members of the United Nations were killed in a terrorist attack on a restaurant in capital Kabul nearly two and half years ago.
The victims of the incident were senior UN officials who were serving with UNAMA, UNICEF, and the UN-affiliated International Monetary Fund.