UNITED NATIONS—UN Security Council has strongly condemned the twin terror attack in Kabul, asserting that there is a need to bring the perpetrators and sponsors of such “reprehensible” acts to justice.
In a statement issued late yesterday, the 15-member Security Council stressed that terrorism in all its forms “is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation and wherever, whenever and by whomsoever it is committed.”
“(It) should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilisation or ethnic group,” the Security Council highlighted.
Also in the statement, Council members voiced serious concern over threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, ISIS and other illegal and armed groups to the local population, National Defence and Security Forces and the international presence in the country.
“No violent or terrorist acts can reverse the Afghan-led process along the path towards peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan, which is supported by the people and the Government of Afghanistan, and by the international community,” the Council added.
It also stressed the need for all UN Member States to combat by all means, in accordance with the UN Charter and other obligations under international law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
At least 22 people were killed and dozens more injured in attacks in two areas of the Afghan capital on Wednesday. The Taliban had claimed responsibility for the attacks.