UN secretary general condemns Kabul terror attack that killed 80 people

Other News Materials 24 July 2016 07:33 (UTC +04:00)

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the Saturday terror attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul that killed at least 80 people, Sputnik News reported.

A blast shook the Afghan capital on Saturday during a peaceful protest over the planned 500kW power line project. According to the Afghan Interior Ministry, 80 people died and 231 were injured. Among those killed and injured in the attack are members of the country's defense and security forces who were ensuring safety at the rally when the explosion occurred.

"The Secretary-General condemns today’s terrorist attack in Kabul. This despicable crime targeted citizens peacefully exercising their fundamental human rights. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and expresses his solidarity with the people and Government of Afghanistan. He calls for those responsible for this attack to be brought to justice," a statement published at the UN website on Saturday said.