Secretary-General Shocked by Attack in Kandahar, Condemns ‘Brutal and Senseless Act of Violence’

26 August 2009
SG/SM/12425-AFG/336

Secretary-General Shocked by Attack in Kandahar, Condemns ‘Brutal and Senseless Act of Violence’

26 August 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12425
AFG/336
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Shocked by Attack in Kandahar,

 

Condemns ‘Brutal and Senseless Act of Violence’

 


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


The Secretary-General was shocked and dismayed when he learned of the attack that took place in the Afghan city of Kandahar yesterday evening, which caused the death of over 40 civilians and injured more than 80 others.  He condemns in the strongest possible terms this brutal and senseless act of violence.


The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and sends his wishes for a speedy recovery to those who were injured.


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