SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS IN STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS TERRORIST ATTACKS IN KABUL, SAYS ‘HORRENDOUS CRIME’ TARGETED PEOPLE COMMITTED TO BUILDING BETTER FUTURE

11 February 2009
SG/SM/12095-AFG/323

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS IN STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS TERRORIST ATTACKS IN KABUL, SAYS ‘HORRENDOUS CRIME’ TARGETED PEOPLE COMMITTED TO BUILDING BETTER FUTURE

11 February 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12095
AFG/323
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS IN STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS TERRORIST ATTACKS IN KABUL,


SAYS ‘HORRENDOUS CRIME’ TARGETED PEOPLE COMMITTED TO BUILDING BETTER FUTURE


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


The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s acts of terrorism against Government buildings in Kabul, which took the lives of at least 20 people and injured many more.  The Secretary-General is appalled by these coordinated attacks, targeting the people and institutions that are committed to building a better future for Afghanistan.


This horrendous crime was committed against innocent civilians with total disrespect for human life and dignity.  The United Nations stands shoulder to shoulder with the Afghan people and Government in condemning today's attacks.


The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the families of those killed and his wishes for a full recovery to those who have been wounded.


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