Statementof the Secretary-General of United NationsCondemning Kabul Bombing

The following statement was issued by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Sunday, 8 May:

The Secretary-General condemns the suspected suicide bombing which was carried out at an Internet cafe in Kabul in the early evening of 7 May, killing three people including an international contractor working for the United Nations Office for Project Services. At least six Afghan nationals were injured in the incident.

The Secretary-General is concerned about the increase in violence witnessed in recent weeks. He calls upon the Government of Afghanistan, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led International Security Assistance Force For Afghanistan (ISAF), and the coalition forces to take the necessary measures to address the security situation.

The Secretary-General expresses his profound condolences to the bereaved families.