The UN Security Council on Wednesday “condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks” that occurred earlier in the day in the Afghan capital of Kabul, which killed at least 15 people and injured dozens.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks on targets including a police headquarters in the western part of the city.
“The members of the Security Council reiterated their serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) and illegal and armed groups to the local population, National Defense and Security Forces and the international presence in Afghanistan,” the 15-nation UN body said in a press statement issued here.
“The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Afghan authorities in this regard,” the statement said. Enditem