New York

15 October 2021

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

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General 

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 practice their religion must be brought to justice.