Security Council condemns "in strongest terms" Afghanistan attacks

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A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as the Council gets ready to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The members of the Security Council have condemned in the "strongest terms" two attacks in Afghanistan that have caused many deaths and injuries of civilians, including children.

The Kabul attack killed two people and injured five others riding in a shuttle bus carrying civilian government workers.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for detonating a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) against the bus.

The second attack in the eastern province of Paktika killed at least 43 civilians, eight children and injured 95 others after a vehicle loaded with explosives detonated at a busy market.

The statement by the Council was issued late on Tuesday and underlined the need to bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of terrorism.

The Taliban, Al-Qaida and other terrorist and extremist groups, and illegal armed groups pose a serious threat to the local population, national security forces, international military and international assistance efforts in Afghanistan, the Council reiterated.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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