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Despicable terrorist acts carried out by the forces of evil and darkness will not deter the UAE's humanitarian course, said His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
He reiterated that the terrorists' criminal acts would not intimidate the UAE and as it would stick to its humanitarian and charitable principles of extending a helping hand to countries and peoples.
"We have lost the heroes who were on a humanitarian and charitable mission. The nation is proud of them," His Highness Sheikh Mohamed said. He prayed to the Almighty Allah rest their souls in peace.
He also noted that the forces of evil behind the cowardly terrorist act are not interested in development and humanitarian work in Afghanistan.
"With the help of Allah Almighty, we will continue to provide charitable, humanitarian and developmental projects. We are also determined to spread hope and optimism wherever we are. Venerable acts and sacrifices of our righteous sons provide us with the determination to conquer the forces of darkness and uproot the sources of evil," he said. – Emirates News Agency, WAM -http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395305784968.html
UN condemns terrorist attacks in Afghanistan
NEW YORK, 11th January, 2017 (WAM)--The United Nations has condemned terrorist attacks near the Parliament in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, and the residence of the Provincial Governor of Kandahar, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
The UN mission in the country said that the attacks killed many people, mainly civilians and including five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates. Many others were injured, including the Kandahar Governor and the visiting UAE Ambassador.
"Indiscriminate attacks against civilians, including diplomatic envoys, are violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and cannot be justified," said Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, in a statement issued overnight, in which the United Nations extended its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured while expressing its solidarity with the people and Governments of Afghanistan and of the UAE.
According to a press release issued by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), as many as 13 civilians were killed in an explosion at the residence of the Kandahar Provincial Governor while he was hosting a dinner event for visiting diplomats and dignitaries. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.
"Such unprincipled, unlawful and deplorable attacks cause immense human suffering and make the peace that Afghans need and deserve even more difficult to achieve," said Pernille Kardel, the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan. "Those responsible for these attacks must be held accountable," said Ms. Kardel, who is also acting head of UNAMA. – Emirates News Agency, WAM -http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395305790064.html
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