The rockets reportedly have been fired from autos, hitting a number of densely populated areas. The ISIL affiliate within the nation has claimed duty, based on media studies which cited intelligence sources.
UN chief António Guterres has expressed his deepest sympathies to the households of the victims and wished a speedy restoration to the injured, his Spokesperson stated in a statement.
‘Deeply shocking and deplorable’
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has additionally prolonged condolences to the bereaved.
In a publish on Twitter, UNAMA stated it was “Deeply shocking and deplorable that civilians should be subjected to such indiscriminate attacks. Those responsible must face justice.”
The assaults occurred simply hours earlier than US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scheduled to fulfill in Qatar with representatives from the Afghan Government and the Taliban, who’ve been holding talks within the Gulf State since September.
Renew dedication to peace
The Secretary-General underscored the urgency of ending the violence in Afghanistan.
“He hopes the Afghanistan Peace Negotiations can swiftly achieve a de-escalation of the conflict and cessation of attacks in order to save lives,” the UN assertion stated.
“The upcoming Afghanistan 2020 Conference on 23 and 24 November, co-hosted by Afghanistan, Finland, and the United Nations, is an opportunity to renew commitments to the peaceful development and future prosperity of the country.”
More than 70 nations are anticipated to take part within the donor convention, which goals to coordinate growth cooperation for the interval from 2021-2024.
The occasion will happen nearly from the UN Office in Geneva, with solely the co-hosts assembly in particular person.