UN / AFGHANISTAN ATTACK

07-Aug-2019 00:01:02
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said it was “outraged by today’s Taliban attack in Kabul which has caused scores of civilian casualties.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / AFGHANISTAN ATTACK
TRT: 01:02
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 07 AUGUST 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

07 AUGUST 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Stéphane Dujarric at the podium
3. Wide shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said it is outraged by today’s Taliban attack in Kabul which has caused scores of civilian casualties. According to reports, 14 people have died and 145 were injured. The Mission says that such indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks in heavily populated civilian areas must stop. “
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The UN also expresses deep concern at the Taliban’s stated threat to target civilians participating in the 28 September presidential election process. The UN urges the Taliban to respect and protect civilians and not to threaten them or carry out violence should they engage in their constitutional rights to participate in elections.”
7. Med shot, journalists
8. Wide shot, Dujarric at the podium
STORYLINE
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today (7 Aug) said it was “outraged by today’s Taliban attack in Kabul which has caused scores of civilian casualties.”

The spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric told journalists in New York that “according to reports, 14 people have died and 145 were injured.”

In a statement, UNAMA said that “such indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks in heavily populated civilian areas must stop.”

Dujarric said, “the UN also expresses deep concern at the Taliban’s stated threat to target civilians participating in the 28 September presidential election process” and urges the Taliban “to respect and protect civilians and not to threaten them or carry out violence should they engage in their constitutional rights to participate in elections.”
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