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The Taliban attacked a UN compound in Afghanistan Friday, killing an Afghan security guard while raising further concerns about withering security in the country now that US forces have almost completely withdrawn.

“The perpetrators of this attack must be identified and brought to account,” said Deborah Lyons, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, in a statement.

The attackers used guns and rocket-propelled grenades, Fox News reports.

The compound is located in the Herat province and was “clearly marked” as a UN facility, the statement said, adding that the attack was carried out by “Anti-government elements.”

Security in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate as the Taliban re-gain more territory in the vacuum left by the departure of American troops.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken addressed those concerns during a press conference Wednesday in New Delhi.

“What we’re seeing on the ground in the last week is the Taliban making advances on district centers, challenging some provincial capitals,” he said.

The United Nations compound in Herat, Afghanistan has encountered more attacks from the Taliban following the exit of US forces.
The United Nations compound in Herat, Afghanistan, has encountered more attacks from the Taliban following the exit of US forces.
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An Afghan security guard was killed while defending the UN compound in Herat, Afghanistan.
An Afghan security guard was killed while defending the UN compound in Herat, Afghanistan.
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A security personnel stands guard on top of a vehicle while manning a machine gun at the UN compound in Herat, Afghanistan on July 31, 2021.
A security personnel stands guard on top of a vehicle while manning a machine gun at the UN compound in Herat, Afghanistan, on July 31, 2021.
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“We’ve also seen these reports of atrocities committed by the Taliban in areas that it’s taken over that are deeply, deeply troubling, and certainly do not speak well to the Taliban’s intentions for the country as a whole.”

No UN personnel were hurt during the assault. Attacks against civilian UN personnel and compounds are prohibited under international law.



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Usain Bolt Offers Sha’Carri Richardson Some Tough Advice Following Multiple Meet Losses

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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is offering some words of wisdom to rising track star Sha’Carri Richardson following the young athlete’s fall from grace.

During a recent interview with the New York Post, the eight-time Olympic gold medalist was asked about the 21-year-old whose stellar performance in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at the new Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, last June was quickly overshadowed by a series of incidents, including a failed drug test, which subsequently got her disqualified from the Tokyo games entirely.  

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“If you talk that big talk you have to back it up,” Bolt continued. The Jamaican-born sprinting phenom added, “So just train hard and focus on that and try to come back, do it and then talk about it.”

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Bolt told the outlet he and his fellow Jamaican athletes were not impressed by Richardson’s attitude, considering a rivalry between American and Jamaican sprinters that picked up some steam dating back to at least 2012. 

“Jamaicans were vexed because she was talking a lot of s–t before the actual race, it is just one of those things,” he explained. “Jamaicans don’t like when people talk s–t about us because we are a very proud people. So if you talk about us we are gonna want you to back it up. It definitely gave those women the extra push [to win.]” 

Richardson has had a few incidents with members of the Caribbean nation. She was offered an all-expenses-paid trip to Jamaica by a Jamaican hotel owner, following her loss to Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who finished second in the Prefontaine race. Many people online found the gesture to be disingenuous.

‘You Have to Back it Up’: Usain Bolt Offers Sha’Carri Richardson Some Tough Advice Following Multiple Meet Losses

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