Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan 28 September, 2018 Suicide Attack in Kabul

UNAMA, Kabul – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s suicide attack against members of the Afghan National Army in Kabul. We offer our sympathy to the families of the victims and our best wishes for the recovery of the wounded.

The Afghan National Army has played a key role in creating a safe environment for the 18 September elections and, since its creation, has been increasingly effective in promoting the country’s stability and defending the population against extremist violence.

We therefore take this opportunity to pay tribute to all the soldiers and officers of the ANA that have laid down their lives in the accomplishment of their mission. We trust that the people of Afghanistan will finding yesterday’s attack yet another reason to reject violence and rally in support of the national army.

Kabul, 29 September 2018