UNAMA calls for enhanced security, support for Shia, Hazara communities in Afghanistan

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has announced that Afghanistan has witnessed an increase in violence against Shia and Hazara communities in the past month in the provinces of Kabul, Balkh, and Herat, Khaama Press reported.

The UN mission continues to call for support for individuals whose lives and properties are at risk under the Taliban rule.

This comes in response to the recent attack on Shia Muslims in Herat province, which has prompted strong reactions.

It should be noted that four days ago, six individuals, including four men and two women, were killed as a result of gunfire by unidentified armed individuals in Herat.

According to reports, this incident occurred in the Hazara-populated area of “Jibril” in the city of Herat, where all the victims were riding in a rickshaw. Before this, on the 23 of November, two Shia clerics were killed in an armed attack in Herat.

In the past month, dozens of people, including women, were killed and injured in separate attacks on a bus and a sports hall in the Hazara-populated area of “Dasht-e Barchi” in Kabul.

The Human Rights Defenders Assembly and Richard Bennett, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan for the United Nations Human Rights Council, have also condemned the attacks on Shia Muslims in Afghanistan.

The Human Rights Defenders Assembly has criticized the lack of restraint in the face of these attacks on Hazaras and Shia Muslims in Afghanistan, who have been subjected to collective and individual assassinations, bombings, and targeted attacks.

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