Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Twin Bombing Attacks in Afghanistan

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6 September 2018

Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Twin Bombing Attacks in Afghanistan

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

The Secretary-General condemns yesterday’s twin attack in Kabul city targeting civilians at a sports centre in an area populated by Afghanistan’s Shi’a community.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.  Every effort should be made to bring to justice those who organized this attack against civilians.

The Secretary-General expresses the solidarity of the United Nations with the Government and people of Afghanistan and supports the efforts of the authorities to fight terrorism.

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