Terrorist attack in Kabul strongly condemned by Security Council

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Security Council meeting. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

A suicide attack at a French cultural centre in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has been strongly condemned by the UN Security Council.

According to reports, several people were killed and at least 15 others injured in the suicide bomb attack at the French Institute on Thursday.

The bombing followed an earlier attack in which at least six Afghan soldiers were killed on the outskirts of Kabul.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

In a statement issued in New York members of the Security Council reiterated their serious concern at the threat posed to Afghanistan by the Taliban, Al-Qaida and other terrorist groups.

They stressed the need to bring to justice to the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of what they called "these reprehensible acts".

The members of the Security Council reiterated that no terrorist attack can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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