New York

21 January 2018

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

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the 20 January attack, claimed by the Taliban, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. 
The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He expresses his solidarity with the Government and people of Afghanistan.