The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:
The Secretary‑General condemns in the strongest terms the suicide attack yesterday on an education centre in Kabul. According to reports, many of the victims at the co‑educational facility were students under the age of 18. Those responsible for this heinous attack must be held accountable.
The targeting of civilians, in particular children, is unacceptable. The Secretary‑General conveys his deepest sympathies to the Government of Afghanistan and condolences to the families of the victims, and wishes a swift recovery to the injured.