United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a statement on Friday said that its compound in western Herat province of Afghanistan was attacked by anti-government militants.
The entrances of the compound were attacked by gunfight, rocket shells, and grenades in which an Afghan police member was killed and several more were injured.
No UN personnel is harmed.
Herat province, bordering Iran in the west of Afghanistan has been witnessing heavy conflicts between the Afghan government forces and the Taliban. The warring sides are now reportedly confronting each other inside the city after the Taliban entered Herat city in two entrances on Friday.
The attack on the UN compound was condemned in the strongest terms by UNAMA and the statement reads that they have asked for the full picture of the attack.
“The attack on UN compound is deplorable and we condemn it by strongest terms, our thoughts are with the family of the officer killed in the attack and wish the injured ones speedy recovery.” Said Deborah Lyons, UN secretary-General’s special representative for Afghanistan.
Deborah Lyons though has not named any group to be responsible for the attack but the Afghan Forces are busy fighting the Taliban in the city’s suburbs.
She also called for identifying the culprits and bringing them to justice.
Based on International law, attacks against civilian UN personnel and compounds are prohibited and may amount to war crimes.