New York

18 August 2019

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

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific 17 August terrorist attack on a wedding ceremony in Kabul, claiming the lives of 63 people and injuring over 180.

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and the Government and people of Afghanistan. He wishes a swift recovery to those injured.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General