United Nations Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan

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10 January 2017

United Nations Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan

The United Nations condemns the 10 January terrorist attacks near Afghanistan’s Parliament in Kabul, and the residence of the Provincial Governor of Kandahar.

The despicable attacks reportedly killed dozens of people.  The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Afghanistan and the Governor of Kandahar are reported to be among the injured.

The United Nations extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.  The United Nations expresses its solidarity with the people and Governments of Afghanistan and of the United Arab Emirates and calls for those responsible for the attack to be brought to justice.

Indiscriminate attacks against civilians, including diplomatic envoys, are violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and cannot be justified.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

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