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UNSC condemns terrorist attacks in Kabul, Lahore

UNSC condemns terrorist attacks in Kabul, Lahore

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Jul 25, 2017 - 12:00

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Kabulinfo-icon and Lahore and underlined the need to bring the perpetrators to book.

“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul on 24 July 2017, which resulted in more than 70 people killed or injured...”

In two separate statements, the council said terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constituted one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

The UN body underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.

It urged all states, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate with the Afghan government and all other relevant authorities in this regard.

The 15-membered body also denounced the terrorist attack that took place in Lahore, resulting in more than 80 people killed or injured. The Tehreek-i-Talibaninfo-icon Pakistaninfo-icon (TPP) has claimed responsibility.

The secretary-general strongly condemned the horrifying bomb attack in Kabul. “The deliberate targeting of civilians constitutes a grave violation of human rights and international humanitarian law and may constitute a war crime,” said a statement attributable to the spokesman for the Secretary General.

The Secretary General also calls for those responsible to be brought to justice for both the Kabul and Lahore attacks.

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