“UN chief condemns Taliban attack in the Afghan provinces of Paktia and Ghazni

– UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres, condemned the attack on 17 October the Taliban in the provinces of Ghanzi and Paktia in Afghanistan, which killed more than 70 people, more than 170 wounded.

“The Secretary-General condemns the attacks perpetrated yesterday (17 October – if) in Afghanistan in the provinces of Paktia and Ghazni, resulting in many dead and wounded,” reads the statement by the press Secretary of the head of the UN Stefan Dujarric.

Guterres expressed his deep condolences to the bereaved families and wished speedy recovery to the injured, and expressed its solidarity with the people and government of Afghanistan.

“Such attacks are a violation of human rights and international humanitarian law and cannot be justified,” reads the statement.

On the morning of 17 October in the capital of the Afghan province of Paktia near the police Department of the city blew up two cars, attacks on police also occurred in the South and West of the country. Responsibility for the attack took on terrorist group the Taliban.

Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of Afghanistan, Murad Ali Murad said that the number of victims of a series of Taliban attacks increased to 71. He called the attack “the largest attack in the country since the beginning of the year.”

Among those killed in the terrorist attacks in the provinces of Ghanzi and Paktia – 25 and 46 civilian police officers, including the chief of police of Paktia province.

The number of wounded amounted to 173 people, said Deputy interior Minister of Afghanistan.

The Taliban is recognized in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation terrorist and banned in Russia.

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