International community condemns Kabul, Nangarhar attacks

The international communities have expressed deep condolence over the attack on a maternity ward in Kabul and a suicide attack at a funeral ceremony in Nangarhar province.
The US, Germany, and UK ambassadors to Afghanistan and the UN and Amnesty International condemned the attacks, which left at least 57 deaths.
The United Nations called the attacks “horrific” and expressed sympathies with the families of the victims.
“The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific attack today on a hospital in Kabul, which killed and wounded dozens of people, including women and children,” Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General said in a statement, “The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Afghanistan.”

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