May 09, 2018

Ghani urges UNSC for actions against supporters of terrorists after Kabul attack

By Khaama Press - Sun Jan 21 2018, 5:52 pm

The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani urged to step up fight against the terrorist groups without any distinction and in line with the consensus achieved during the visit of the United Nations Security Council members in Kabul.

President Ghani in reaction to the coordinated attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul said the members of the UN Security Council during visit to Kabul agreed to increase pressures on supporters of the terror groups.

He said strict measures are needed to counter-terrorism without any distinction and in line with the UNSC consensus considering the Kabul attack and other terrorist attacks.

President Ghani reiterated that the people of the region will not be safe until the terror groups and their safe havens are not eliminated.

This comes as a group of insurgents launched a coordinated attack on Kabul Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday night, sparking clashes that continued for almost 15 hours.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement claimed that the attack was carried out by a group of at least five insurgents who stormed into the hotel and managed to resist the security forces for almost 14 hours.

Mujahid also claimed that several people were killed in the attack including the foreigners, accusing all the victims of the attack as invaders.

The Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan confirmed that five people including a foreigner were killed and six others were wounded during the clashes.

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