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UN strongly condemned Kabul terrorist attack

(Last Updated On: July 24, 2016 9:09 am)

ban kimoonUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and the head of the UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA), Tadamichi Yamamoto, have strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul that struck a peaceful demonstration, a statement released on Saturday said.

On Saturday afternoon, at least 80 people were killed and more than 231 others wounded after an explosion targeted a peaceful protest over the planned 500kw power line project.

According to a statement issued by Ban Ki-moon office, said the terrorist attack was a “despicable crime” that targeted citizens peacefully exercising their fundamental human rights.

The UN chief has called for those responsible to be brought to justice. 

“The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and expresses his solidarity with the people and Government of Afghanistan,” the statement added. 

The attack took place when thousands of people were holding a demonstration to register their protest over change in route of a major electricity line in Dehmazang area of Kabul the capital of Afghanistan.

The extremist group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Following the attack the Afghan government announced a day of national mourning.

The Afghan security forces also issued a ban on public gatherings of all types for the next 10 days.

The international community, including the US, Iran, India, and many more countries strongly condemned the heinous Kabul attack.

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