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UN staff evacuated from Maimana City

UN staff evacuated from Maimana City

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Oct 09, 2015 - 14:43

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Local officials in northern Faryab province said most of United Nations staff were evacuated from the provincial capital, Maimana, on Friday.

Abdul Satar Barez, the acting governor of Faryab, told Pajhwok Afghan News the UN staff had left Maimana city for unknown reasons.

He said they had raised the issue with government officials including the National Security Council’s office in Kabulinfo-icon.

Regarding recent Talibaninfo-icon attacks on the city, Barez said the security situation in the city was not worrisome and security belts had been set up around the city.

He added reinforcements from Kabul were also on their way to Faryab and would reach soon.

A security source in Faryab said around 25 UN staffers, including UNAMA and UNHCR employees, were airlifted to Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, around 7:30 in the morning.

UN offices in Kabul are yet to comment about pulling out their staff from Faryab.

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