UN envoy condemns attack on Afghan school
UN Special Representative Tom Koenigs has called for an end to such atrocities against the youngsters of the country.india Updated: Apr 12, 2006 12:43 IST
Condemning as "heinous" the attack on a school in Afghanistan, which killed six children, the top United Nations envoy in Kabul has called for an end to such atrocities against the youngsters of the country.
"In all cultures and traditions it is universally accepted that women and children should be outside the arena of conflict and it is most upsetting that this principle is not being respected in Afghanistan," Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative Tom Koenigs said.
Taliban are suspected to be responsible for the attack.
"Children have a fundamental human right to education and there can be no justification for such a heinous attack. I want to re-iterate my clear message that the children of Afghanistan should not be targeted by such violence and must be left alone in peace," he added.
"We know that all Afghan communities and the entire international community will join us in condemning this atrocity," he said.
First Published: Apr 12, 2006 12:12 IST