x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

UN staff unharmed in Afghanistan suicide attack

Attackers drive car packed with explosives into the gates of UN compound in Afghanistan's western Herat province.

KABUL, Afghanistan // A United Nations official says no U.N. staff members were harmed in a suicide attack on a United Nations compound in Afghanistan's western Herat province.

One of the attackers drove a car packed with explosives into the gates of the building, allowing at least three other militants wearing explosives vests and carrying guns to enter the compound.

A spokesman for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Dan McNorton, says there were no U.N. casualties from Saturday's attack.

It was not immediately clear if any Afghan guards were injured in the attack.