New York

08 October 2021

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

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms today’s horrific attack at a mosque in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan. This is the third attack against a religious institution in less than a week. Attacks that deliberately target civilians exercising the right to freely practice their religion are violations of fundamental human rights and international humanitarian law. The perpetrators must be brought to justice.

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