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Stylianides shocked at deadly attack in Jalalabad

Stylianides shocked at deadly attack in Jalalabad

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Aug 02, 2018 - 10:42

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management (HACM) Christos Stylianides has expressed shock at the killing of civilians in Tuesday’s attack on the Refugee and Repatriation Department in Jalalabad.

Stylianides said in a statement that after the attack, which claimed the lives of 15 civilians, including three humanitarian workers, they stand united with the people of Afghanistaninfo-icon and the humanitarian community.

“My thoughts are with the families of the victims and all those who were severely wounded as they tried to escape from the building under attack,” said Stylianides.

He added the senseless violence in Afghanistan continued to pose a threat to the lives of innocent civilians and those whose mission was to save the lives and relieve the suffering of vulnerable individuals.

All parties to the conflict must abide by the principles of International Humanitarian Law, and respect civilians and those who were assisting them, he concluded.

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