United Nations: The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the killing of Burhanuddin Rabbani, the former Afghan President and chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council, in a terrorist attack in the Afghan capital, a newspaper reported.

Rabbani was killed on Tuesday evening in a suicide blast which occurred during a meeting with a group of Taliban at his house.

“The members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday causing deaths and injuries,” said a Security Council press statement.

The murder 'was directed directly against the hopes of the Afghan people for peace and reconciliation,' said the statement.

The Security Council also 'reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.'

(Agencies)