New York

18 October 2020

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

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the indiscriminate attack today on a provincial police headquarters in Afghanistan’s province of Ghor, in an area where many civilians are present. According to preliminary reports, the attack claimed the lives of at least 13 persons and injured dozens of civilians, including women and children. Those who carry out such crimes must be held accountable. The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. The United Nations remains committed to support the people and Government of Afghanistan.