Portrait of Capt. Pavel Bojda (Czech Republic), member of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) military team. Photo: United Nations Photo via Flickr (CC).
Photo: United Nations Photo via Flickr (CC).

UNAMA preliminary findings on Kabul attack: On 7 January 2018 the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released its preliminary findings into the suicide attack in Kabul on 4 January. The attack resulted in the death of 13 people, including 12 Afghan National Police who had come to respond to violence between security officials and shopkeepers. UNAMA highlighted that Afghan National Police are considered civilians while not directly participating in hostilities, and detonating indiscriminate explosive devices in civilian areas may constitute war crimes. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. (UNAMA)