Attacks show insurgents can't meet forces Afghans on battlefield: UN on Taliban attacks

Kabul: The United Nations mission in Afghanistan and the commander of international forces in the country are condemning Tuesday's Taliban attack on a government security agency in Kabul.

"Today's attack shows the insurgents are unable to meet Afghan forces on the battlefield and must resort to these terrorist attacks," said Resolute Support Commander, Gen. John W Nicholson.

Representational image. CNN News18

Representational image. CNN News18

"We strongly condemn the actions of Afghanistan's enemies and remain firmly committed to supporting our Afghan partners and the National Unity Government."

In separate statement the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned the Taliban attack in Kabul.

"This attack shows the devastation caused by the use of explosive devices in urban areas and once more demonstrates complete disregard for the lives of Afghan civilians," said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan.

"The use of high explosives in civilian populated areas, in circumstances almost certain to cause immense suffering to civilians, may amount to war crimes," he said.


Published Date: Apr 19, 2016 06:54 pm | Updated Date: Apr 19, 2016 06:54 pm