KABUL, 26 July 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s killing of civilians in the western province of Ghor, in which at least 15 persons were killed, including three women.
Yesterday, in the early morning, two unrelated buses transporting civilians were stopped by armed men. Passengers of the first vehicle were ordered to step out – most were then lined up and shot. Minutes later, a second vehicle was also searched, and two civilian passengers allegedly shot dead. The remaining passengers were released.