UN chief condemns 'despicable' Afghan attackJuly 24, 2016 12:03
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led the world body's strong condemnation of the terror attack on a peaceful demonstration in Afghanistan, describing it as a "despicable crime" while calling for bringing to justice the perpetrators of the assault.
At least 80 people were killed and 231 wounded in twin explosions that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, an attack claimed by the Islamic State terror group.
According to a statement issued by his office, Ban called for those responsible for the attack to be brought to justice.
"The Secretary-General condemns...terrorist attack in Kabul. This despicable crime targeted citizens peacefully exercising their fundamental human rights," the statement said.
The powerful UN Security Council also issued a statement, condemning "in the strongest terms" the "heinous and cowardly" terror attack yesterday.