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UN Security Council: Kabul Attack Perpetrators Must be Brought to Justice

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The United Nations Security Council has condemned the terrorist attack at Kabul airport “in the strongest terms” and underlined that all involved must be brought to justice.

 

According to the body, this concerns the perpetrators and the organisers, financiers, and sponsors.

The 15-member council, whose permanent members are the US, Russia, China, France and the UK, reiterates that any act of terrorism is criminal and unjustifiable. All countries are called upon to cooperate with authorities investigating the fatal incident. In addition, the council calls on “relevant parties” to cooperate in the safe evacuation of civilians from Kabul.

At least 90 people were killed in the suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group, including 13 US soldiers, two British civilians, Afghan civilians and Taliban fighters.

Permanent members of the Security Council are expected to meet Monday for emergency talks on Afghanistan. The French and British are working on a resolution.

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