UN Secretary-General Guterres strongly condemns ‘horrific attack’ at Kabul University

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the terror attack on Monday at Kabul University in Afghanistan.

A statement issued by the spokesperson for the Secretary-General said, “The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific attack today at Kabul University in Afghanistan. He expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. This appalling attack, the second in ten days on a school facility in Kabul, is also an assault on the human right to education.

The Secretary-General reiterates that those responsible must be held accountable.

The United Nations stands by the people and Government of Afghanistan in support of their long-held aspirations for peace.”

On Monday, gunmen stormed the Kabul University as it hosted a book fair, which was attended by the Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan. The attack sparked an hours-long gunbattle which left at least 25 dead and several wounded.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condemned the attack and said, “I strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack at Kabul University today. Our prayers are with the families of the victims and the injured. We will continue to support Afghanistan’s brave struggle against terrorism.”