United Nations Security Council in a statement condemned the attacks targeting civilians in Afghanistan, and called it “heinous”.

UNSC stated, “These heinous attacks have targeted civil servants, the judiciary, the media, healthcare and humanitarian workers, including women in prominent positions, those who protect and promote human rights, and ethnic and religious minorities,”.

UNSC also called for an immediate end to the targeted attacks and stressed bringing the perpetrators to justice.

According to UNSC all of the warring parties must respect their obligation under the international humanitarian law in all circumstances and protect civilians, underlining that deliberate attacks on civilians may constitute war crimes.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern regarding the increase of these targeted attacks in the months following the start of the Afghanistan peace negotiations on 12 September 2020. 

The UN security council expressed concern regarding intensified and raged targeted attacks by the extremists despite the Afghan peace process.

The statement reiterated the recognition of sustainable peace that can only be achieved through a comprehensive and inclusive Afghan-led and owned process, that aims for a ceasefire and political settlement.

Members of the UN security council asked the involved parties to reduce the violence and continue the peace process in good faith because UNSC is concerned about threats posed by terrorism to Afghanistan and the region.

This comes as Heela Najibullah daughter of former President. Dr. Najbullah in an interview with Radio Nowruz said that Afghan politicians should mobilize and be united during the peace-building process.

According to Heela, the Afghan government has lost control over the peace process and only former Jihadist leaders can explain the requirements of the Taliban.

 “It should be clarified who supports the Taliban. The former mujahedeen should say it loud that who provoked them to opt for such a game to overturn the system,” she said. 

Najibullah’s daughter recalled the history that just like Mujahideen during the 90s, the Taliban has no sovereignty while talking peace.

She also called on women to raise their voices for peace and a durable peace without the participation of women is impossible.

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