The European Union Delegation to Egypt

Afghanistan: Statement by the Spokesperson on the attack against Kabul University

Brussels, 02/11/2020 - 17:01, UNIQUE ID: 201102_19
Statements by the Spokesperson

Today’s attack against Kabul University is a despicable act of terrorism. The European Union condemns it in strongest possible terms.

This terrorist attack marks the second assault on an educational institution in Kabul in fewer than ten days, following the attack in Dasht-e-Barchi on 24 October. Such acts not only deliberately target innocent civilians, mostly young people, but constitute attacks against Afghanistan’s future. The students of today are the leaders of tomorrow.

Targeting innocent civilians is a breach of International Humanitarian Law and the perpetrators must be held to account. We call for all attacks to cease immediately.

The European Union fully supports a brighter, more prosperous and safe future for Afghanistan, in which the young people of today will play a vital role.

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