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UN condemns terrorist attacks in Afghanistan

posted on 12/01/2017: 1480 views



NEW YORK: The United Nations has condemned terrorist attacks near the Parliament in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, and the residence of the Provincial Governor of Kandahar, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

The UN mission in the country said that the attacks killed many people, mainly civilians and including five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates. Many others were injured, including the Kandahar Governor and the visiting UAE Ambassador.

"Indiscriminate attacks against civilians, including diplomatic envoys, are violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and cannot be justified," said Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, in a statement issued overnight, in which the United Nations extended its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured while expressing its solidarity with the people and Governments of Afghanistan and of the UAE.

According to a press release issued by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), as many as 13 civilians were killed in an explosion at the residence of the Kandahar Provincial Governor while he was hosting a dinner event for visiting diplomats and dignitaries. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

"Such unprincipled, unlawful and deplorable attacks cause immense human suffering and make the peace that Afghans need and deserve even more difficult to achieve," said Pernille Kardel, the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan. "Those responsible for these attacks must be held accountable," said Ms. Kardel, who is also acting head of UNAMA. – Emirates News Agency, WAM -http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395305790064.html

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