Afghanistan: SRW, ISWF, UN mission condemns deadly attack on Shi'a mosque in Kabul

 

Shia Rights Watch (SRW), Imam Shirazi World Foundation (ISWF), and The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) have condemned the attack during Friday prayer at Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul that killed at least 20 civilians – including seven women and one child – and injured more than 30 others.  

“These preliminary figures have risen,” the Mission said today, explaining that at least two attackers wearing police uniforms stormed the Shi'a mosque while several hundred worshippers, including many women and children, were at Friday prayer.  one assailant detonated his suicide vest outside the mosque, while another continued inside, indiscriminately killing and wounding people. The Mission expressed its condolences to the loved ones of those killed in the attack and wishes a full and speedy recovery to those injured.  Islamic State-Khorasan Province claimed responsibility, stating that two of its suicide attackers targeted a Shi'a mosque in Kabul, noted the Mission.

 

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