US, UN condemn suicide attack in Kabul

The United States and the United Nations Security Council have condemned the terrorist attack at a voter registration center in Kabul, with the White House insisting that it is moving forward on its South Asia strategy.

“We’re continuing to move forward with the strategy that was announced. And I don’t have any other policy announcements at this time,” the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her daily news conference on Monday.

She was responding to a question on the series of latest terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.

At the UN headquarter in New York, members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place at a voter registration center in Kabul.

Expressing 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, the Council underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice

Meanwhile, the Pentagon said that it is committees to staying in Afghanistan till the time terrorists are defeated.

“We strongly condemned the deplorable suicide attack on a voter registration center and Kabul that killed approximately 60 people and wounded over 100 others,” Col Robert Manning, Pentagon Spokesman told reporters during an off-camera news conference.

“This senseless violence targeting innocent civilians exercising their fundamental democratic rights exposes the savagery and inhumanity of terrorists,” he said. The US, along with its Afghan and international partners are committed to destroying ISIS in Afghanistan, which has claimed responsibility for this vicious attack, he added.

“We stand with the people in government of Afghanistan and their fight against terrorism. The United States reaffirms our support for the Afghan government, Afghan security forces, and the independent electoral commission in their efforts to ensure that the elections process is transparent, credible, and safe,” Manning said.

The United States remain committed to supporting the Afghan peoples efforts to achieve peace, security, and democracy in their country, he said.