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UNSC wants Kabul attack perpetrators brought to justice

UNSC wants Kabul attack perpetrators brought to justice

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Jan 23, 2018 - 11:01

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The UN Security Council on Monday asked countries to bring to justice perpetrators of a weekend Talibaninfo-icon-claimed attack on a luxury hotel in Kabulinfo-icon.

In a statement, the 15-membered body of the UN underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of the reprehensible act of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice.

It urged all states, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the government of Afghanistaninfo-icon and all other relevant authorities.

In a statement, Security Council President Kairat Umarov from Kazakhstan said its members had condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place Saturday.

Expressing deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims’ families and the Afghan government, Security Council members reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constituted one of the most serious threats to international peace.

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