UN Security Council condemns terrorist attacks in Afghanistan
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Security Council on Thursday condemned a string of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan in recent weeks.
In a press statement, the council condemned the attacks in Qalat, Zabul Province on Thursday, and in Kabul and Charikar, Parwan Province, on Tuesday. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the three attacks, each of which has caused multiple civilian deaths.
The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Afghan government and they wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
They underlined the need to hold the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice, and urged all states to cooperate actively with the Afghan government as well as all other relevant authorities in this regard.
The council members reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and reaffirmed the need for all states to combat by all means threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.