Afghanistan – Terrorist attack at Kabul University (3 November 2020)

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France condemns in the strongest possible terms yesterday’s terrorist attack at Kabul University, which resulted in numerous casualties, mostly students. It offers its condolences to the victims’ families and loved ones and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

This cowardly attack comes a week after the attack on an education center west of the Afghan capital, with civilians being deliberately targeted for months.

With the Afghan population continuing to live under constant daily threat of attack, France reaffirms its total solidarity with the Afghan people and authorities at this difficult time. We call for an immediate ceasefire and urge all actors sincerely committed to peace to guarantee the protection of civilians.