United Nations has strongly condemned the terror attack in Afghan capital Kabul on the occasion of the Persian new year Nauroz. The UN Security Council underscored the need to hold perpetrators and financiers of these reprehensible acts accountable.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres offered his condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. He said, Nauroz is a time of renewal and celebration, and should be a time for promoting the values of peace and solidarity, reiterating that those organised the attack must be brought to justice.
The UN chief also expressed his solidarity with the government and the people of Afghanistan in the aftermath of the violence. In a separate statement, Tadamichi Yamamoto, the head of the UN Mission, echoed the Secretary-General’s condemnation.