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UN chief condemns rocket attacks in Kabul

22 Nov 2020, 14:05 GMT+10

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday condemned the rocket attacks in Kabul which resulted in the death and injury of many civilians.

In a statement, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the secretary-general, said the UN chief expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

Underlining the urgency of ending the violence in Afghanistan, the secretary-general voiced hope that the Afghanistan Peace Negotiations can swiftly achieve a de-escalation of the conflicts and cessation of attacks.

The statement said that the upcoming 2020 Afghanistan Conference on Nov. 23-24, 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.

At least six people were reportedly killed and more than 25 injured Saturday after 14 rockets hit different parts of Kabul following two Improvised Explosive Device explosions in the Afghan capital.

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