The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s attack targeting Afghans gathered in Kabul to celebrate a day of special religious significance.
The deliberate targeting of civilians is a clear violation of international humanitarian law. Every effort should be made to bring perpetrators to justice.
The Secretary-General extends his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Afghanistan. He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.