Guterres expresses concerns at attacks on civilians in Afghanistan

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has condemned rocket attacks in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul,  which killed at least eight civilians and wounded many more. The following statement was issued.   “  The Secretary-General condemns the rocket attacks in Kabul today which resulted in the death and injury of many civilians. He expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. 

The Secretary-General underlines the urgency of ending the violence in Afghanistan. He hopes the Afghanistan Peace Negotiations can swiftly achieve a de-escalation of the conflict and cessation of attacks in order to save lives. The upcoming Afghanistan 2020 Conference on 23 and 24 November, co-hosted by Afghanistan, Finland, and the United Nations, is an opportunity to renew commitments to the peaceful development and future prosperity of the country. 

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has also extended condolences to the bereaved. 

In a post on Twitter, UNAMA said it was “Deeply shocking and deplorable that civilians should be subjected to such indiscriminate attacks. Those responsible must face justice.” 

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