New York

31 May 2017

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

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attack in the city's diplomatic district in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. The Secretary-General expressed his abhorrence at this act and underlined the need to reinforce the fight against terrorism and violent extremism. 

Indiscriminate attacks against civilians are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and can never be justified. Those responsible for today’s attack must be brought to justice.

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He reaffirms the solidarity of the United Nations with the people and the Government of Afghanistan. 

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 31 May 2017