UN condemns terrorist attacks in Kabul

February 12th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, Feb 12 (Xinhua) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attacks in Afghan capital Kabul Wednesday that left 20 people dead.
“The secretary-general is appalled by these coordinated attacks, targeting the people and institutions that are committed to building a better future for Afghanistan,” his spokesperson said in a statement Wednesday.

“This horrendous crime was committed against innocent civilians with total disrespect for human life and dignity. The United Nations stands shoulder to shoulder with the Afghan people and government in condemning today’s attacks,” the statement added.

Government buildings, including the justice ministry, were hit Wednesday by terrorist attacks carried out by Taliban insurgents, killing 20 people and wounding 57, the Afghan interior ministry said.

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