Secretary-General Condemns Attack Near Shrine in Kabul

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21 March 2018

Secretary-General Condemns Attack Near Shrine in Kabul

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns today’s attack in Kabul during the Nowruz celebrations near a religious shrine.  Nowruz is a time of renewal and celebration, and should be a time for promoting the values of peace and solidarity.  Those who have organized this attack must be brought to justice.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.  He expresses his solidarity with the Government and people of Afghanistan.

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