Afghanistan: 'gruesome' Kabul attack underscores dangers for civilians

Reacting to the deadly attack on the Afghan Voice news agency that has killed at least 40 people and wounded 30 others in the Afghan capital, Kabul, today (28 December), Amnesty International’s South Asia Director, Biraj Patnaik, said:

“This gruesome attack underscores the dangers faced by Afghan civilians. In one of the deadliest years on record, journalists and other civilians continue to be ruthlessly targeted by armed groups.

“With the Afghan capital hit once again, no one can credibly claim that Kabul is safe. The European governments who insist on this dangerous fiction by forcibly returning Afghans are putting their lives in danger.”

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