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UN Secretary-General's Spokesman on Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General's Spokesman on Afghanistan


Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Afghanistan

The Secretary-General condemns the suicide attack in Kabul today that targeted religious scholars, who had gathered from across the country to promote peace in Afghanistan. A number of civilian causalities are reported.

The Secretary-General reiterates that no cause can justify such violence. Targeting civilians in this way is a clear violation of international law, including international human rights law.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. The United Nations stands with the people and Government of Afghanistan as they endeavor to build a peaceful future for their country.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

New York, 4 June 2018

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