António Guterres condemned connected Thursday the panic attacks astir Kabul airdrome successful Afghanistan and expressed his enactment for some the injured and the families of those who person been killed.
“He condemns this violent onslaught which killed and injured a fig of civilians… He stands successful solidarity and wishes a speedy betterment to those injured”, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told journalists.
Mr. Dujarric underscored that it was the work of the de-facto authorities to support civilians and civilian infrastructure, including the airport.
According to media reports, suspected termination bombers struck the Kabul airdrome gates with astatine slightest 2 explosions, leaving astatine slightest 13 radical dead, including children.
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Secretary-General António Guterres briefs reporters astatine UN Headquarters past February. Alongside him is UN Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric (file photo).
Dashing hopes, taking lives
The attacks occurred amid crowds extracurricular the airdrome wherever thousands of Afghans are gathering with the anticipation of leaving the state present nether Taliban rule.
“This incidental underscores the volatility of the concern connected the crushed successful Afghanistan but besides strengthens our resoluteness arsenic we proceed to present urgent assistance crossed the state successful enactment of the Afghan people”, added Mr. Dujarric.
The spokesperson said that the UN is presently doing a headcount, but arsenic of now, determination is nary denotation of UN unit causalities – though immoderate unit were thought to beryllium astir the airdrome compound.
Afghans request much help
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, besides reacted to the violent attacks.
“Today’s horrible weaponry onslaught successful Kabul, successful summation to everything else, should marque america each adjacent much determined not to permission the Afghan radical alone”, helium said connected his authoritative twitter account.
Grandi added that present is the clip to bash much for Afghans astatine hazard and successful need, and for those who are displaced oregon refugees successful neighbouring countries.