UN’s Condolence Message On Kabul Suicide Attack

Monday, July 25, 2016
Kabul (BNA) On the occasion of the national day of mourning for those killed in Saturday’s attack in Kabul, the United Nations in Afghanistan expressed deepest condolences and solidarity with the people of Afghanistan. The United Nations joins in mourning of the loss of so many and wishes a quick recovery for those injured, the UN said in a statement.
The attack on a gathering of Afghans exercising their right to peaceful assembly was the deadliest single incident recorded by the UN in Afghanistan since 2001. The attack killed at least 73 civilians and injured 291 others.
The majority of the victims were reportedly of Hazara ethnicity, the statement further said.
The lines of Afghan men and women who queued to donate blood for their injured compatriots were poignant indicator of the Afghan peoples’ resilience and solidarity in the face of terrible violence. The display of unity shows the Afghan peoples’ determination to challenge extremism, to remain united and strive for a stable and prosperous future, the statement added.
The United Nations family stands by every Afghan, of every ethnicity, united in grief, outrage and condemnation of Saturday’s attack, the statement concluded.

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