Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Afghanistan Attack Targeting Religious Scholars

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4 June 2018

Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Afghanistan Attack Targeting Religious Scholars

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

The Secretary-General condemns the suicide attack in Kabul today that targeted religious scholars, who had gathered from across the country to promote peace in Afghanistan.  A number of civilian causalities are reported.

The Secretary-General reiterates that no cause can justify such violence. Targeting civilians in this way is a clear violation of international law, including international human rights law.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.  The United Nations stands with the people and Government of Afghanistan as they endeavor to build a peaceful future for their country.

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