17 August 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12415
AFG/331

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS FATAL SUICIDE CAR BOMB ATTACK IN AFGHANISTAN


The following statement was issued 15 August by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s suicide car bomb attack in a central area of Kabul, in which seven people were reportedly killed and a large number of civilians were injured, including one United Nations staff member.  He is deeply concerned at this indiscriminate violence days before the presidential and provincial elections scheduled for 20 August.  


The Secretary-General extends his condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims.  He also sends his wishes for a speedy recovery to those injured by this despicable act.


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