New York

18 October 2019

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on Afghanistan

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the 18 October attack inside a mosque during Friday prayers in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, which resulted in scores of civilians killed and dozens more injured, including children. Those responsible for this attack must be held accountable
The Secretary-General extends his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He reiterates the solidarity of the United Nations with the people and Government of Afghanistan.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General