21 August: International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
63 people were killed and 182 wounded in a suicide bombing at a wedding last Saturday evening in Kabul at what should have been a joyous occasion. The young couple’s invitation cards had read: ‘We celebrate “with a world of hope and desire.”’
UN Secretary-General, António Guterres in his message for the Day, has called on the human community ‘to reflect on the lives that have been changed forever as a result of terrorism.’
The account in The New York Times of the heartbreak and horror of this incident last Saturday, reinforces the depth of loss and damage experienced by individuals, families and communities when a terrorist attack occurs.