The attack – for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility – resulted in a number of deaths and injuries to civilians and security personnel.In a press statement issued yesterday, the Council also reiterated that “no terrorist act can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan, which is supported by the people and the Government of Afghanistan and by the international community.”In addition to the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida and other terrorist and extremist groups, the Council reiterated its serious concern at the threats posed by illegal armed groups to the local population, national security forces, international military, and international assistance efforts in Afghanistan, particularly in light of other terrorist attacks in the country.Reaffirming that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is “criminal and unjustifiable,” and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group, the Council underlined the need to “bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.” As such, the Council urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Council resolutions, to “cooperate actively” with the Afghan authorities in that regard.The Council also reaffirmed the need and reiterated its determination to combat, by all means, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, in accordance with the UN Charter and all obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and international humanitarian law.In the statement, the Council also expressed deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims – wishing the injured a speedy recovery – and to the people and Government of Afghanistan and the people and Government of the United Kingdom.
Trevor Green, prosecuting, said this had triggered the argument in the hotel at around 2.45am. Oxenford told the court the couple had begun drinking early, polishing off a bottle of wine during the train journey to London, another during dinner and she had four more cocktails that night.”I can’t remember a lot of what happened, but I do remember Alex shouting at me and pinning me down to the bed,” she said. “I was terrified and vulnerable and he was very aggressive.”I have a good job and work hard and like to think I’m a good citizen. I’ve never committed a crime.”I felt like I was defending myself in all honesty and felt he did hit me as well.”Oxfenford denied the offence but was convicted following a one-day trial. She was bailed ahead of her sentencing on May 2.Mr Buttigieg neither gave evidence nor attended the hearing. The 21-year-old was convicted of assault and criminal damageCredit:Tony Palmer He told the court: “This resulted in Ms Oxenford pushing him into the corridor and on the CCTV she can be seen naked and lunging at the victim.“He said she threw an empty bottle of wine at him and there was a brief tussle when she reached out for the spectacles on his face and one of the arms were snapped off.”A small glass was smashed in the bathroom and Oxenford armed herself with a shard.”Mr Buttigieg told the police she attacked him with a piece of broken glass that caused the injury to his nose,” said the prosecutor.Shocked staff at the hotel in Bayswater called the police when they became aware of the fracas.Officers arrived to find a “shocked” and “rambling” Mr Buttigieg unsuccessfully trying to stem the flow of blood from a 2cm cut on his nose.They approached the room to hear Oxenford shouting inside, threatening to harm herself and jump out of the window. She was found wearing only a bra.One officer said: “She was agitated, under the influence of alcohol, she was drunk. She was slurring her words and there was an overwhelming smell of alcohol on her breath. “He said she came at him, punching him and picked up the piece of glass and swiped it at him, causing the cut.” The Ascot Hyde Park Hotel in London, where the chaos unfolded CCTV captured a woman’s naked rampage in a hotel corridor as she drunkenly attacked her boyfriend before hitting him with a wine bottle, a court has heard.Amelia Oxenford had been drinking all night with Alex Buttigieg when the two got into a furious late-night row in their hotel room at the Ascot Hyde Park Hotel, London.Their clash quickly spilled out into the hallway, where the 21-year-old was caught on security footage “lunging” at her then partner while completely naked.Her onslaught left the pair locked out of the room and Mr Buttigieg was forced to ask reception staff for a spare key, City of London Magistrates’ Court was told.Matters only escalated once they were back inside, however, as Oxenford threw a wine bottle at her boyfriend and then slashed his face with a shard of glass.Footage of the episode from January 16 – pixelated to protect the defendant’s modesty – was shown to a courtroom before she was convicted of assault and causing £300 of criminal damage to Mr Buttigieg’s spectacles.Oxenford, of Steeple Morden, Cambs, had previously been seeing the victim for nine months, but they recently separated for a one-month break, during which time she had seen another man. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.