UN Security Council Condemns Kandahar Mosque Terrorist Attack
The UN Security Council stresses the need to hold the perpetrators of the Kandahar Mosque terrorist attack accountable.
The UN Security Council condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday that resulted in at least 41 martyrs and 45 injured.
The Council said the Kandahar attack comes after several other attacks that recently targeted religious institutes in Afghanistan; the most recent of which was last week's attack on a mosque in the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan.
Official sources had announced that the number of martyrs of the Kunduz mosque attack rose to 46, while unofficial sources spoke of 60 martyrs and 143 wounded.
In a statement, UN Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the Kandahar attack, describing it as “despicable."
For their part, members of the Council expressed their condolences to the families of the victims and stressed the need to hold the perpetrators of these terrorist acts accountable.
They also stressed the need for cooperation among the international community to stand against all terrorist attacks that would affect international peace and security.