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UN Security Council Slams Attacks Against Civilians In Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS, July 16 (Bernama) -- The United Nations Security Council has condemned two attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday which killed scores of civilians including children, Xinhua news agency reported.

A suicide attack in eastern province of Paktika and a targeted attack in capital city Kabul left at least 89 people dead and scores injured early Tuesday.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul.

The council said it was deeply concerned by threat from the Taliban, al-Qaida and other extremist groups, and stressed the need to bring perpetrators to justice.

"No terrorist act can reverse the path toward Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan," it said.

-- BERNAMA




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