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MoFA Urges Pressure on Taliban to Stop Bloodshed

MoFA Urges Pressure on  Taliban to Stop Bloodshed

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday condemned in the strongest terms the armed attack by the Taliban on UNAMA office in western Herat province.
“By carrying out such attacks, the Taliban have taken violence to a new phase, entailing dangerous consequences,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that the continuation of such crimes will seriously endanger the continuation of international organizations’ presence and their activities in Afghanistan.
The Foreign Ministry said widespread violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, including arbitrary killing of civilians, murdering prisoners, extrajudicial killings, public lashing of women and destruction of infrastructures, and now the attack on the United Nations, which represents the international community, are part of war crimes that the Taliban are perpetrating.
The unprecedented rise in violence and the continuous perpetuation of war crimes by the Taliban demonstrate the group’s non-compliance with the international laws and obligations, the ministry said.
The Government of Afghanistan calls on the international community and relevant international organizations to hold the Taliban accountable for their war crimes and non-compliance with international humanitarian law.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also calls on the international community to exert necessary pressures on the Taliban to prevent their continued bloodshed and war crimes. (Pajhwok)