UN calls for restraint following violent clashes in Afghan capital
|Publisher||UN News Service|
|Publication Date||14 August 2010|
|Cite as||UN News Service, UN calls for restraint following violent clashes in Afghan capital, 14 August 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4c6a34d61a.html [accessed 24 May 2013]|
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The United Nations mission in Afghanistan today expressed concern about violent clashes that erupted in the capital on Friday and called on all parties to cease hostilities and exercise restraint.
According to media reports, at least two people were killed in the ethnic clashes that broke out in Kabul when Hazara villagers allegedly burnt down the hilltop homes of Pashtun nomads.
The UN mission, known as UNAMA, issued a statement voicing concern about ongoing tensions in parts of Kabul, and the reports of loss of life, injuries and damage to property.
"The United Nations calls on all parties to cease violence, to exercise restraint and to maintain law and order," the mission stated.
UNAMA, a political mission set up by the Security Council to assist the Government and the people of Afghanistan in laying the foundations for sustainable peace and development, also offered its good offices to all parties to assist them in resolving disputes.