Four fallen UN staff remembered at ceremony in Afghanistan

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Memorial ceremony. UNAMA@PHOTO

Four United Nations staff members who were killed in a terrorist attack on a restaurant in the Afghan capital Kabul in January have been remembered at a ceremony.

A commemorative plaque was unveiled in the UN mission office (UNAMA) in Kabul on Tuesday.

The outlawed Taliban movement claimed responsibility for the attack which left a total of 21 civilians dead. Many others were injured.

Mark Bowden, the UN's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan mourned the passing of the four staff.

"The memories of our lost colleagues are still very close and very important. Their loss is a considerable loss not just to the UN, but also to Afghanistan."

The staff who died are: Vadim Nazarov of Russia, Basra Hassan of the United States, Dr. Nasreen Khan of Pakistan and Wabel Abdallah of Lebanon.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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