Security Council condemns deadly attack in AfghanistanListen /
The Security Council has condemned the suicide bombing which took place near the Indian consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Saturday, resulting in multiple civilian deaths and injuries, mostly children.
Afghan security personnel were also killed in the attack.
In a statement on Monday, Council members stressed the need to bring to justice those who commit, fund and sponsor terrorism.
Ambassador María Cristina Perceval of Argentina is the Security Council president for August.
"The members of the Security Council reiterated their support for Afghan sovereignty and Afghan national institutions of State. 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 Security Council said no terrorist act can reverse Afghanistan's path towards peace, democracy and stability, which is supported by the country's people and government as well as the international community.
Dianne Penn, United Nations.