New York

30 April 2022

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Afghanistan

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General strongly condemns yesterday’s deadly attack on the Khalifa Sahib Mosque in western Kabul during Friday prayers. He extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a swift recovery to those injured. Attacks against civilians and civilian objects, including mosques, are strictly prohibited under international humanitarian law.