Emirates News Agency – UN condemns attacks in Afghanistan, calls for protection of civilians

NEW YORK, May 27, WAM/ The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, condemned the recent attacks in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of many civilians, including children.

“We condemn the recent attacks in Afghanistan on passenger cars in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif and the Sharif Hazrat Zakaria Mosque in Kabul, which claimed the lives of many civilians, including at least 16 children,” Guterres said in a statement. issued. by his spokesperson, New York time.

He offered his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wished all the injured a speedy recovery. He reiterated the position of the United Nations that all attacks against civilians and civilian facilities, including mosques, are strictly prohibited under international humanitarian law.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations renewed his appeal to all parties concerned to guarantee the protection of civilians and the right of all to freely practice their religious rites.

Wam/New/Asim Al-Khouli

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