Attack on UN vehicle in Afghan capital leaves one staff member dead

“The United Nations condemns violence against any of its personnel under any circumstances,” the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said in a statement. “Those responsible for this killing should be brought to justice without delay.” Two Afghan staff members were travelling in the vehicle when it came under fire, reportedly at a busy traffic circle in the city. The other staff member was unharmed. “The circumstances of the shooting are not yet clear,” the mission stated, adding that UN security teams are working with Afghan security institutions to assist investigations. The UN offered its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased staff member, whose name has not yet been released. Last October five UN staff members lost their lives and several others were injured during an attack on a UN guesthouse in Kabul, for which the Taliban claimed responsibility. 29 June 2010The United Nations has confirmed that one of its vehicles was shot at this morning in the Afghan capital, Kabul, resulting in the death of one staff member. read more

Body of woman found on Highway 401 in Toronto

Ontario Provincial Police say the body of a woman has been found on Highway 401 near Warden Ave. in Toronto. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said a 49-year-old woman from Scarborough was struck by a transport truck shortly after 4 a.m. Thursday.Schmidt said a female pedestrian was spotted on the highway prior to the collision. Update Fatal collision: #Hwy401 WB express closed near Warden Ave. https://t.co/fm2SPjxWAi— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) March 1, 2018The Coroner is assisting OPP in the investigation. Police say they do not believe foul play is involved. Any witnesses who have not spoken with police are asked to contact the OPP. All westbound express lanes of Highway 401 at Brimley Rd. were closed during rush hour with traffic being diverted into the collectors lanes. The highway reopened around 9 a.m.UPDATE: ROAD RESTRICTION: #Hwy401 WB Express lanes remains CLOSED between Brimley Rd and Warden Ave (including all transfers). Reopening time unknown. Expect delays. ^ag pic.twitter.com/TMI4UVDi7d— OPP GTA Traffic (@OPP_GTATraffic) March 1, 2018 read more