World leaders continue to condemn the attack in Kabul which left at least 85 dead and more than 160 injured. For the UN, the perpetrators of the murderous attack at Kabul airport must be “brought to justice”, condemning an “heinous” act against civilians.
China, a neighbor of Afghanistan, “strongly condemned” Friday, August 27, the attack committed yesterday at Kabul airport, Beijing saying it was “in shock” after a bloodbath claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State.
For Pekin, this attack “shows that the security situation in Afghanistan remains complex and serious”, calling “the parties concerned to take measures […] to ensure the security of the Afghan people and foreign citizens ”.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that “the pessimistic predictions that terrorist groups, above all ISIS, will surely profit from the chaos in Afghanistan are confirmed”. “The danger is great for everyone. And this remains our greatest cause for concern,” he said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel denounces an “absolutely despicable” attack. She argues that these “events show that the risk is immense and that this is a very, very tense situation to get people out of the country.”
In a statement, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, expressed “its condolences to the families of the American and Afghan victims, sends its support to the wounded, and salutes the heroism of those who are on the ground to carry out the evacuation operations”, before promising that “the France will complete them and maintain long-term humanitarian and protection action for threatened Afghans ”.
The United Nations has underlined the need for the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these criminal terrorist acts to be held to account and to bring them to justice ”.
The UN calls on “all states” to “cooperate in this matter,” reiterating the importance of fighting terrorism in Afghanistan to ensure that the (country) is not used to threaten or attack a country “. The UN body called on “all parties concerned to respect and facilitate the safe evacuation of civilians”.