Taliban should be held responsible for war crimes: Afghanistan

Published on : 07:46 PM Jul 31, 2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan also urged the international community to exert necessary pressure on the Taliban to prevent their continued bloodshed and war crimes.

New Delhi: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on Saturday strongly condemned the armed attack by the Taliban on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) office in Herat province, the Afghan embassy in New Delhi informed.

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The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan further called on the International Community and relevant international organizations to hold the Taliban accountable for their war crimes and non-compliance with international humanitarian law.

By carrying out such attacks, the Taliban have taken violence to a new phase, entailing dangerous consequences. The continuation of such crimes will seriously endanger the continuation of international organizations’ presence and their activities in Afghanistan, MFA Afghanistan said in a statement. Advertisement

It said that the widespread violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, including the 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.

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"The unprecedented rise in violence and the continuous perpetuation of war crimes by the Taliban demonstrate the group's non-compliance with international laws and obligations," Afghanistan's foreign ministry added.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan also urged the international community to exert necessary pressure on the Taliban to prevent their continued bloodshed and war crimes.

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