France utterly condemns the series of deadly attacks that took place in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, killing several dozen people and injuring hundreds of others, notably in schools and a sports facility. It extends its condolences to the bereaved and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.
These attacks against the civilian population are unacceptable. France is committed to the fight against terrorism and will continue to lend its support to Afghanistan in order to combat this scourge. It reaffirms its support for the Kabul Process, launched by President Ghani in June 2017, as well as for the democratic process that has been initiated, in which the parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on October 20 are an important step.