UNSC condemns continued attacks against Afghan civilians

The UN Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” the continued terrorist attacks targeting civilians in Afghanistan.

In a statement issued by the council, the UNSC condemned the recent attacks, including the attack against the Mawlawi Sekander mosque in Kunduz on April 22 which killed more than 25 people, and the attack against the Khalifa Sahib mosque in Kabul on April 29 which early reports said killed at least 30 people.

“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,” said the statement.

The council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable.

They reaffirmed the need for all states to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the UN 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.