UN Condemns Attempt on Afghan Candidate’s Life

New York, June 07 (QNA) – The UN Security Council has condemned an attempt to assassinate Afghan presidential frontrunner Abdullah Abdullah, calling for an orderly transition to a new government.

Abdullah escaped an assassination attempt when two blasts hit his campaign motorcade in Kabul, killing at least six people just ahead of next week’s hotly-contested run-off.

“The members of the Security Council underlined their support for Afghanistan’s democratic processes, and looked forward to the second round of the presidential election and the continued orderly transition to a new administration,” it said in a statement.

The council condemned terrorist attacks against civilians and “attempts to disrupt elections by targeting election personnel, candidates or infrastructure.”
“No terrorist act can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan, which is supported by the people and the government of Afghanistan and by the international community,” the statement added. (QNA)

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