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18 August 2019

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Afghanistan

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

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific 17 August terrorist attack on a wedding ceremony in Kabul, claiming the lives of 63 people and injuring over 180.

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and the Government and people of Afghanistan.  He wishes a swift recovery to those injured.

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