Statement Attributable to the Spokesman of theSpecial Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan expresses its deep concern at the assassination of the Afghan Vice President and Minister of Public Works Haji Abdul Qadiron 6 July 2002 in Kabul.

UNAMA condemns this heinous act in the strongest terms and calls upon the Transitional Administration to undertake without delay an in-depth investigation that will throw full light on the circumstances of this murder and lead to the arrest of those responsible.

The United Nations extends its sympathy to the family of Haji Abdul Qadir as well as the Transitional Administration and the people of Afghanistan.