UN Secretary General condemns Afghan mosque attack

epa07930246 A boy who was injured in an explosion that targeted the Friday congregation prayers at a Mosque in Haska Mina district of Nangarhar province, receives medical treatment at a hospital in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, 18 October 2019. At least 28 people were killed and more than 50 were injured in the incident. The attack comes a day after the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said in a report that violence has been rising in the country in recent months. Between July and September, 1,174 civilians were killed and 3,139 were injured, which amounts to the highest civilian casualties in a quarter (three-months period) since the UNAMA began keeping records in 2009. EPA-EFE/GHULAMULLAH HABIBI

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly condemned the attack inside a mosque during Friday prayers in eastern Afghanistan which killed scores of civilians and injured dozens more.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters at U.N. headquarters in New York on Friday that “those responsible for this attack must be held accountable.”

An Afghan official said at least 62 people were killed in the mosque explosion in eastern Nangarhar province that caused the roof to collapse.

Via AP

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