Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Attack on Hotel in Kabul

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack on 12 December on a hotel in Kabul, resulting in multiple casualties.  The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General calls for the perpetrators to be held to account.  He reiterates that attacks against civilians and civilian objects are strictly prohibited under international humanitarian law.

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