New York

18 April 2015

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric attack carried out today in Jalalabad, in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, which killed at least 35 people and injured more than 100 others. He calls for those responsible for this act to be swiftly brought to justice.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to families of the victims and to the Afghan Government. He urges all Afghans to remain united in rejecting terrorism and violent extremism.