New York

24 May 2013

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the attack in Kabul

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack that took place today in Kabul, involving the compound of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

He notes that Afghan security forces have been responding to the attack, for which the Taliban have claimed responsibility.

The Secretary-General greatly regrets the casualties to Afghans and to international aid workers caught in the attack. He extends his heartfelt sympathies to those injured. He calls upon all parties to make every effort to bring the violence to an end and work towards sustainable peace in Afghanistan.