Obama condemns attack on UN office in Afghanistan

April 2nd, 2011 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama Washington, April 2 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday strongly condemned the attack on a UN office in Afghanistan in which seven of its staffers were killed, Xinhua reported.

The fatalities occurred when the protesters outside the UN compound in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif attacked the facility. The protesters were demonstrating against the reported burning of a Quran in the US recently.

Obama offered his “deepest condolences” to those injured and families of those killed, the White House said in a statement.

He said the brave men and women of the UN undertake their work in support of the Afghan people, and their work is essential to building of a stronger Afghanistan.

Obama urged all parties to reject violence and resolve differences through dialogue.

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