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Deadly Afghan school attack, UN calls for end

After deadly Afghan school attack, UN envoy calls for end to such atrocities

The top United Nations envoy in Afghanistan today condemned the “heinous” attack on a school which killed six children and wounded 14 other people. He called for the end of such atrocities against the youngsters of the violence-torn country.

“In all cultures and traditions it is universally accepted that women and children should be outside the arena of conflict and it is most upsetting that this principle is not being respected in Afghanistan,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Tom Koenigs said in a statement on the attack in Kunar province.

“Children have a fundamental human right to education and there can be no justification for such a heinous attack. I want to re-iterate my clear message that the children of Afghanistan should not be targeted by such violence and must be left alone in peace,” he added.

“We know that all Afghan communities and the entire international community will join us in condemning this atrocity.”

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