UN Security Council Says Targeting Children, Women, Health Workers Is Abhorrent, Must Be Condemned

The UN Security Council has condemned the terrorist attacks on the Médecins sans frontiers Clinic in Kabul, during which at least 24 civilians, including women and children, were killed, and at a funeral in Nangarhar, during which at least 32 civilians were killed.

The members of the Security Council in a press release expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Afghanistan and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.

Council President Sven Jürgenson issued the press release and said, “The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. Deliberately targeting infants, children, mothers and health workers as such is especially abhorrent and must be condemned.”

According to the press release, they reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

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