Photo taken on May 31, 2017 shows the site of a car bomb explosion in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Rahmat Alizadah)
UNITED NATIONS, May 31 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Afghanistan's capital Kabul which killed at least 80 people and injured over 350 others.
A powerful car bomb exploded in Kabul's diplomatic district. More than 50 vehicles were destroyed and dozens of buildings were damaged by the blast.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
"The Secretary-General expressed his abhorrence at this act and underlined the need to reinforce the fight against terrorism and violent extremism," UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric told a daily briefing.
"Indiscriminate attacks against civilians are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and can never be justified," said Dujarric. "Those responsible for today's attack must be brought to justice."