SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS IN STRONGEST TERMS SUICIDE BOMBING IN AFGHANISTAN TODAY

7 July 2008
SG/SM/11684-AFG/318

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS IN STRONGEST TERMS SUICIDE BOMBING IN AFGHANISTAN TODAY

7 July 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11684
AFG/318
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS IN STRONGEST TERMS SUICIDE BOMBING IN AFGHANISTAN TODAY


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


The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the suicide bombing in Kabul today, which took place in the vicinity of the Afghan Ministry of Interior and the Indian Embassy.  A reported 40 people were killed, including numerous civilians and several Indian Embassy guards.


The perpetrators of this attack targeted innocent civilians.  The Secretary-General reiterates that no political agenda or grievance can justify such reprehensible means.  He urges that those responsible be brought to justice.


The Secretary-General sends his deepest sympathy to the Governments of Afghanistan and India, his condolences to the families of those killed and his best wishes for a rapid recovery to those who were injured.


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