The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attack in the vicinity of Spanish embassy in capital Kabul that left eight people killed and nine others wounded.
According to a statement released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Saturday, the members of the Security Council reiterated their serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida, ISIL affiliates, and illegal armed groups to the local population, national security forces, and international presence in Afghanistan.
“The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Afghan authorities in this regard,” the statement states. “The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need and reiterated their determination to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and all obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.”
Last night’s attack begun with a suicide bomb blast at around 6 pm after which other terrorists started to exchange gunfire with security forces.
It ended around 4 am on Saturday after all three gunmen were killed in the gun battle.
Kabul Police confirmed the death of two foreigners, five policemen and a civilian.
Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.