New York

6 December 2011

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on today's attacks on Afghan civilians

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by today's attacks in Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif, which resulted in the death and injury of dozens of Afghan civilians who had gathered to mourn on the occasion of the Tenth of Muharam.

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms such indiscriminate attacks against civilians and extends his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wounded.