Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan, Kai Eide, spoke yesterday from Kabul about the recent spate of civilian deaths caused by the Taliban and other insurgents. He expressed great concern over the loss of life. He said, “I have stressed many times over the past months the need for proper protection of civilians during combat. With these incidents there was no combat. The purpose of such attacks is to stoke fear among the wider population. I strongly condemn such acts.”
He also expressed his deep sympathy for those suffering in Afghanistan, and for the friends and family of those who have been killed or who remain missing.
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