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)’s mission is to improve protection for civilians caught in conflicts around the world. We call on and advise international organizations, governments, militaries, and armed non-state actors to adopt and implement policies to prevent civilian harm. When civilians are harmed we advocate for the provision of amends and post-harm assistance. We bring the voices of civilians themselves to those making decisions affecting their lives.

For more information, contact Christopher Allbritton at +1 (917) 310-4785 or chris@civiliansinconflict.org.

 

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