15 October 2021

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Attack on Kandahar, Afghanistan, Mosque

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the despicable attack today on the Imam Baragah mosque in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

The Secretary-General expresses his deep condolences to the bereaved families and wishes those injured a quick recovery.

The perpetrators of this latest crime against civilians in Afghanistan exercising their right to freely practise their religion must be brought to justice.

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