U.N. condemns deadly Kabul school attack

Afghan policemen stand guard in front of a high school, the site of a suicide attack in Kabul December 11, 2014. (Reuters)

The United Nations condemned two suicide attacks in Afghanistan that killed at least seven people Thursday, and said it had “serious concern” over the Taliban’s persistent threat.

The bombings -- one targeting a play at a French-financed school -- come in the wake of a series of deadly Taliban attacks in recent weeks, highlighting the fragility of the security situation as foreign combat troops leave after more than a decade of war.

In a unanimous statement, the 15-member U.N. Security Council said it “condemned in the strongest terms” the attacks, and urged justice for the perpetrators.

The council “reiterated their serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and other terrorist and extremist groups, and illegal armed groups.”

It also “underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.”

But the council said the country would not be deterred by the recent spate of attacks, and that it would continue on its path to development.

“No terrorist act can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan.”

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