UNSC demands end to targeted attacks in Afghanistan

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KABUL: The United Nations Security Council has unanimously condemned the disturbing number of attacks in Afghanistan that intentionally threaten civilians. 
A statement from the council said, “these heinous attacks have targeted civil servants, the judiciary, the media, healthcare and humanitarian workers, including women in prominent positions, those who protect and promote human rights, and ethnic and religious minorities.”
The Security Council members demanded an immediate halt to these deliberate attacks and emphasized the critical importance of bringing the perpetrators to justice.
“All parties must uphold their international humanitarian law commitments under all situations, including those involving the security of civilians, the statement maintained, stressing intentional attacks on civilians could be considered war crimes.
The international body voiced grave concern about an uptick in these targeted attacks in the months following the launch of intra-Afghan peace talks on September 12, 2020.