UN vehicle shot in Afghan capital, driver killed

June 29, 2010 20:28

KABUL, Afghanistan  — An Afghan man working for the United Nations was shot and killed in his vehicle Tuesday near a busy traffic circle in Afghanistan's capital, the world body said.

The man who died was driving a white pickup truck with the blue UN logo painted on the side. Another Afghan member of the UN staff, who was in the vehicle, was not wounded, the UN said.

The morning shooting occurred amid heavy traffic near Massoud circle, an intersection near the US Embassy and an American military base. Two windows on the truck were shattered and blood was spattered inside the car.

"The circumstances of the shooting are not yet clear," a statement released by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said. "United Nations security teams are working with Afghan security institutions to assist investigations."

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