Security Council condemns terrorist attacks in KabulListen /
The members of the Security Council have condemned in the strongest terms Tuesday's terrorist attack near the Supreme Court building in Kabul, which caused a number of deaths and injuries, including among Afghan women and children, and for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida and illegal armed groups to the local population, national security forces, international military and international assistance efforts in Afghanistan, particularly in light of a number of recent terrorist attacks in Kabul and elsewhere in the country.
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 members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their support for Afghan sovereignty and Afghan national institutions of state.
Donn Bobb, United Nations.