Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.22
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the militant siege of Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 20 that left 18 people, mostly foreigners, dead, said a message from OIC.
“Expressing his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, government and people of Afghanistan, the OIC Secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen extended his solidarity with Afghanistan in its fight against terrorism and expressed the firm commitment of the organization to supporting Afghan efforts to achieve peace, security and prosperity in the country,” said the message.
Al-Othaimeen reiterated the principled position of the OIC against all forms of terrorism and extremism and repeated his call for international solidarity in the fight against the scourge of terrorism.
Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on the luxury Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The assault left 18 people, most of them foreigners, dead and six others wounded.
"Fourteen foreigners were killed and four Afghans," Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said without specifying the nationalities of the victims. Ukrainian officials have said that at least one Ukrainian was among the dead.