The U.N Security Council along with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have both strongly condemned the deadly suicide bombing in Kabul on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of at least 28 people and wounded over 320.
In a statement issued by the U.N it said: “The members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Kabul on 19 April centred on a National Directorate of Security (NDS) office in the Pul-e Mahmood Khan area, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.”
In the statement they said the members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and government of Afghanistan and they wished the injured a speedy recovery.
“The members of the Security Council reiterated their serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, ISIL (Daesh) affiliates, illegal and armed groups to the local population, national defense and security forces, and international presence in Afghanistan.”
The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all states, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Afghan authorities in this regard.
The members of the Security Council reiterated that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) also on Wednesday issued a strong statement against Tuesday’s attack.
The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed his deep shock over this incident and lamented the continuous loss of lives in Afghanistan as a result of such criminal acts. He described those who commit these terrorist acts and try to make Afghanistan insecure as the enemies of the country.
Madani offered his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, government and people of Afghanistan and wished early recovery to the injured people.
He further urged the Afghan authorities to “take all possible actions to bring the perpetrators of these heinous actions to justice.”
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday night called for a coordinated approach with Afghanistan to counter the common threat of terrorism.
Sharif sent condolences to President Ashraf Ghani over the human losses in what he called a “heinous terrorist attack in Kabul”.
“On behalf of the people and the government of Pakistan and my own behalf, I strongly condemn this brutal act and offer my heartfelt condolences to Your Excellency and the bereaved families, ” Sharif said.
He said such incidents continue to remind us that the scourge of terrorism remains a major threat to peace and stability of both Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as societies and the region.
“It serves as a tool for perpetuation of senseless violence in our societies inflicting immense pain and suffering to the people. Eliminating this menace requires firm resolve as well as coordinated approach on our part,” the Pakistan prime minister said.