Q: Six employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) were killed on February 8 in Jowzjan, a northern province of Afghanistan, and two others remained missing. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Afghan police said it was likely carried out by Islamic State militants. What is China’s comment on that?
A: We have noted that six ICRC employees were killed in Afghanistan. The Chinese side strongly condemns the attack on humanitarian aid workers, which violated the international humanitarian law, and mourns for the victims.