6 December 2011

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

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Deadly Attacks in Afghanistan

The following statement was issued today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by today’s attacks in Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif, which resulted in the death and injury of dozens of Afghan civilians who had gathered to mourn on the occasion of the Tenth of Muharam.

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms such indiscriminate attacks against civilians and extends his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wounded.

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