Human Rights

US strongly condemns attack at voter center in Kabul

WASHINGTON, The US strongly condemned Sunday the suicide attack on a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed at least 60 people and wounded over 100 others.

US Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan said in a statement “on behalf of the US government, I strongly condemn today’s suicide attack on a voter registration center in Kabul.” He stressed that “this senseless violence targeting innocent civilians exercising their fundamental democratic rights exposes the savagery and inhumanity of terrorists.” “The United States, along with our Afghan and international partners are committed to destroying (IS) in Afghanistan, which has claimed responsibility for this vicious attack. We stand with the people and government of Afghanistan in their fight against terrorism,” he affirmed.

He reaffirmed the US support “for the Afghan government, Afghan security forces, and the Independent Electoral Commission in their efforts to ensure that the elections process is transparent, credible, and safe,” saying “we remain committed to supporting the Afghan people’s efforts to achieve peace, security, and democracy for their country.

Source: Kuwait News Agency