Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement Regarding Terrorist Attack on Employees of a Demining Agency in Baghlan
KABUL – In an atrocious attack on a Demining Agency in Baghlan-e-Jadid district of Baghlan province, the Taliban martyred 10 of the agency’s workers and wounded 14 others.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns in the strongest terms the Taliban’s terrorist attack on civilians and workers of International Agencies, particularly the mine-clearing workers, and considers it against the Islamic and Human Values and unequivocal violation of the International Conventions.
This heinous act, vividly showing the Taliban's grim intentions for the security and safety of the lives and property of Afghan civilians, will prevent people in vulnerable areas from accessing humanitarian assistance and will restrict the work environment for humanitarian agencies.
We call on the International Community and Human Rights Organizations to stand with the government and people of Afghanistan in bringing the perpetrators of these crimes to justice and to stop the increasing crimes of the Taliban.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs is grateful to the HALO Trust for operating in Afghanistan over decades and clearing millions of landmines in hazardous areas.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its condolence, shares the grieves of families of the bereaved and pain of the wounded, and prays for the souls of the martyrs and wishes full and swift recovery for all those wounded.