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    UN, US condemn Kabul terrorist attack

    The UN and the US on Sunday strongly condemned the “senseless and cowardly bombing” in Kabulwhich claimed at least 95 lives and left 158 injured, saying those responsible for it must be brought to justice.
    Strongly condemning the Taliban-claimed assault – the second carried out by the militant group in the Afghan capital in a week, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in a statement said that indiscriminate attacks against civilians are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, and can never be justified.
    “The Secretary-General strongly condemns the deadly attack today in central Kabul, which was claimed by the Taliban…those responsible for today’s attack must be brought to justice,” said a statement attributable to UN Secretary General’s spokesperson.
    Condemning the attack, the US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauerttweeted: “We condemn today’s cowardly bombing in Kabul and those who perpetrated it. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, and we stand with the brave people of #Afghanistan.”
    US Ambassador to Afghanistan John R Bass, in a statement, also condemned the “senseless and cowardly bombing” in Kabul and those who perpetrated it.
    “Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. My government and I stand with the brave people of Afghanistan. Their work to create a peaceful, prosperous future for all the citizens of this country is the best response to terrorists and others who know only violence,” he said.
    Meanwhile, the White House said President Donald Trump is aware of the terrorist attack.
    The news of one of the deadliest terrorist attack in Kabul was covered prominently by the US media, which described it as a “massacre”.
    timesofindia.indiatimes.com