UN chief condemns Kabul terror attack

UN chief condemns  Kabul terror attack

United Nations, March 26

The United Nations has condemned the terrorist attack on a gurdwara in Kabul that killed at least 25 persons, with the UN chief calling for the perpetrators of such crimes to be held accountable and the world body emphasising that there can be no justification for the killing of civilians at a religious house.

“The Secretary-General condemns the attack... in Kabul on a Sikh-Hindu temple in which dozens of civilians were killed and injured. He expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement. It added that the Secretary-General reiterates that attacks against civilians are unacceptable and those who carry out such crimes must be held accountable. In a tweet, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said it was “outraged” by the attack which had no justification. — PTI


Worrisome: External Affairs Minister

New Delhi: India expressed concern over reported blasts near the cremation site of those killed in a terror attack on a gurdwara in Kabul. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the Indian embassy in Kabul had been in touch with Afghan security authorities and asked them to ensure security to victims’ families as well as their safe return to their homes. PTI

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