New York

25 March 2020

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary General - on Afghanistan

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General condemns the attack today in Kabul on a Sikh-Hindu temple in which dozens of civilians were killed and injured. He expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.  

The Secretary-General reiterates that attacks against civilians are unacceptable and those who carry out such crimes must be held accountable. 

The United Nations stands in solidarity with the people and the Government of Afghanistan and will continue supporting efforts to bring peace to their country.