Security Council condemns assassination attempt against Afghan President

Security Council condemns assassination attempt against Afghan President

Members of the Security Council today condemned in the strongest possible terms yesterday’s assassination attempt against Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Governor Gul Agha Sherzai in Kandahar.

The Council President, Ambassador Stefan Tafrov of Bulgaria, said in a press statement that the members also denounced the terrorist car bomb explosion in Kabul, which killed more than 15 Afghan citizens and injured many others.

“The members of the Council, while recognizing that the necessary information is not yet fully available, support the Afghan authorities in the full investigation of these terrorists acts and their efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice,” Ambassador Tafrov said.

They also stressed that such acts “challenge and obstruct the efforts of the Afghan authorities, with the assistance of the international community, to stabilize and return the country to normalcy,” he added.

Earlier Friday, John Renninger, Director of the Asia and Pacific Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs, briefed the Council on the latest developments in Afghanistan during its closed-door consultations.