UN entities condemn 'abhorrent' terrorist attack at Kabul airport

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The UN Security Council connected Friday underlined the value of combatting coercion successful Afghanistan pursuing the deadly onslaught astatine the airdrome successful the capital, Kabul. 

The Islamic State successful Khorosan Province (ISKP) has claimed work for the deadly explosions which occurred connected Thursday evening, section time, amid ongoing evacuations from the state successful the aftermath of the Taliban takeover.

More than 100 people, including 13 United States troops, were killed, according to media reports.

Threat to peace

The Security Council issued a connection condemning the onslaught successful the strongest terms.

“The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that coercion successful each its forms and manifestations constitutes 1 of the astir superior threats to planetary bid and security,” it said.  “Deliberately targeting civilians and unit assisting successful the evacuation of civilians is particularly abhorrent and indispensable beryllium condemned.”

Ambassadors expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, and wished a speedy and afloat betterment to the injured.

Concern for children

The Representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) successful Afghanistan, Hervé Ludovic De Lys, besides joined UN officials condemning the attack.

“We telephone connected each parties to guarantee women and children are protected, astatine each times,” helium said successful a statement issued connected Friday.  

UNICEF is profoundly acrophobic astir children’s safety, and the emergence successful sedate violations against them successful caller weeks, helium added.

“With accrued struggle and insecurity, children successful Afghanistan person already paid a devastating price. More than 550 children were killed and implicit 1,400 injured since the commencement of 2021.”

‘Hideous assault’ connected civilians

The violent onslaught “was a horrendous determination by ISIL Khorasan”, said Rupert Colville, Spokesperson for the UN quality rights office, OHCHR, speaking successful Geneva connected Friday during the bi-weekly briefing by UN agencies.  

“It was intelligibly calculated to termination and maim arsenic galore radical arsenic possible: civilians, children, women, fathers, mothers, arsenic good arsenic Taliban and overseas forces protecting the airport,” helium told journalists.

“It was an onslaught specifically designed to origin carnage and it has caused carnage.  This was a hideous battle connected hopeless civilians and we anticipation those liable are caught and brought to justness arsenic soon arsenic possible.”
 

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