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Center for Civilians in Conflict Condemns Kabul Attack

WASHINGTON, DC (April 19, 2016) — Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) condemns today’s attack by the Taliban in Kabul that killed upwards of 28 people and wounded over 300, most of them civilians, including women and children. Following reports of the attack on a training facility for an Afghan security agency, Federico Borello, Executive Director of CIVIC, said:

“Our deepest condolences go to the families who have lost their loved ones.

“CIVIC urges the Taliban to refrain from attacks in civilian populated areas, and calls on all parties to the conflict to renew efforts at ending the war in Afghanistan.

“Nothing can bring back those killed, but a commitment to protecting civilians in this conflict is central to achieving real peace for the people of Afghanistan.”

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Notes to editors:

Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) works to make warring parties more responsible to civilians before, during, and after armed conflict. We are advocates and advisers finding practical solutions to civilian suffering in war. We believe that warring parties should do everything in their power to avoid harming civilians and that it is never acceptable to walk away from the harm they do cause. More information available at civiliansinconflict.org.

CIVIC has been working on civilian protection issues in Afghanistan since 2003. Read about our work at http://civiliansinconflict.org/our-work/countries/afghanistan/.

To speak to Senior Program Manager for MENA and South Asia Sahr Muhammedally or Afghanistan Program Officer Hadi Marifat, please contact Christopher Allbritton at +1 (917) 310-4785 or chris@civiliansinconflict.org.

Contact

For media inquiries please contact:
Christopher Allbritton at +1 (917) 310-4785 or chris@civiliansinconflict.org