The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned Tuesday's "atrocious and cowardly targeted attack" against humanitarian mine clearance workers in Afghanistan, which left at least 10 people killed and more than a dozen people wounded.
In a press statement, the members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Afghan government. They wished a speedy and full recovery to those injured.
The council members reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. Deliberately targeting humanitarian workers is especially abhorrent and must be condemned, said the statement.
The council members underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice. They urged all states to cooperate actively with the Afghan government and all other relevant authorities in this regard.
They reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. They reaffirmed the need for all states to combat, by all means, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.