The suicide bombing, which IS-K (Daesh Afghanistan) claimed responsibility for, also left dozens wounded. Most of the victims were students who had been studying at the center in preparation for their university examination.
The security council expressed “deep concern about the continuing high level of violence and the security situation in Afghanistan, especially the number of civilian casualties, and stressed the importance of sustained efforts to reduce violence.”
They also underlined the Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. Deliberately targeting children and education facilities as such is especially abhorrent and must be condemned,” the statement read.
The council also underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers, and sponsors of such reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and for them to be brought to justice.
They urged all countries, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Afghan government and all other relevant authorities in this regard.
“The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed,” the statement read.