New York

01 January 2015

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on shelling of wedding party in Afghanistan

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the shelling that hit a wedding party in Helmand province yesterday and which reportedly killed 25 civilians and wounded 45 others. 

The Secretary-General urges the Government to carry out a full investigation of the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the relatives of the victims and wishes a swift recovery to the injured.