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UN Condemns Attack on Cricket Stadium in Kabul

Sat 30 Jul 2022 | 07:17 PM
NaDa Mustafa

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned an attack at the (Kabul) International Cricket Stadium, which killed at least 19 civilians and injured others.

Moreover, Guterres offered his sincere condolences to the victims' families, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured, according to a statemnet issued by UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq.

He also stressed that attacks on civilians and civilian objects are strictly prohibited under international humanitarian law.

Last month, Guterres strongly condemned on Saturday, Kabul mosque blast, which killed at least 10 worshipers and left several others injured.

On its part, the EU said that terrorism has no place in any religion or faith, adding that the attack on the mosque “comes in a series of heinous and cowardly attacks that targeted civilians gathered in a market, a school, or a mosque in the blessed month of Ramadan.

The statement added that the blatant increase in violence in Afghanistan is a source of grave concern to all Afghans and the international community, noting that all Afghan citizens, including women, girls, children, and ethnic and religious minorities, deserve to live in safety, with full respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Moreover, the European Union (EU) called on the de facto Afghan authorities to ensure the safety and security of all Afghan citizens and to hold those responsible accountable.