Statement of the Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on the terrorist attack in Kabul

It is with shock and sadness that we have learned about the explosion in Kabul's diplomatic district on 31 May, in which many Afghans and also foreign citizens were killed or wounded. There is no justification for this act of violence, which is, regrettably, one of many.

The SCO Secretariat extends its sincere condolences to the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, its sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and wishes of an early recovery to those wounded in this heinous terrorist attack.

Beijing, 1 June 2017