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Kabul terrorist attack barbaric says Trump

Kabul terrorist attack barbaric says Trump

Jun 01, 2017 - 08:36

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Describing the Kabulinfo-icon terrorist attack as barbaric, the US President Donald Trump on Wednesday spoke with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani as he led the worldinfo-icon in strongly condemning the terrorist attack that killed more than 90 people.

“He condemned the attack, which occurred during the holy month of Ramadaninfo-icon, underscoring the barbaric nature of the terrorists who are enemies of all civilized peoples. President Trump commended the bravery of Afghan first responders, who worked quickly to support the wounded,” the White House said in a readout of the phone call between the two leaders.

Conveying his deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured in the murderous attack that took place this morning near the diplomatic zone in Kabul, Trump also commended the Afghan security forces for their steadfast efforts to defend the Afghan people from enemies who would seek to deny them the security and prosperity they so richly deserve, the White House said.

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered his deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured, including Afghan partners, members of the diplomatic and international communities, and many innocent Afghan citizens. 

“We pray for a speedy recovery to the American and Afghan members of our mission staff and others who were injured in this attack, and we praise the Afghan Security Forces, police, and medical professionals who were the first responders to the scene,” he said.

“In the face of this senseless and cowardly act, the U.S. commitment to Afghanistaninfo-icon is unwavering; the United States stands with the government and the people of Afghanistan and will continue to support their efforts to achieve peace, security, and prosperity for their country,” Tillerson said. 

The UN Secretary General António Guterres strongly condemns the terrorist attack in the city's diplomatic district in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. In a statement he expressed his abhorrence at this act and underlined the need to reinforce the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

“Indiscriminate attacks against civilians are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and can never be justified. Those responsible for today’s attack must be brought to justice,” said a statement issues by his spokesman.

Condemning in strongest term the “heinous and cowardly terrorist attack” that took place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the Wazir Akbar Khan area in Kabul on 31 May 2017, the UN Security Council in a statement   underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.  

Members of the Security Council stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Government of Afghanistan and all other relevant authorities in this regard.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, said the timing of this cowardly attack during the holy month of Ramadan was deliberate and intended to target civilians and foreign service workers from some of the closest allies.


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