UN condemns the attack at Shia mosque in southern Afghanistan

On October 15, 2021, the Shi’ite Mosque in Kandhar, Afghanistan, was attacked. Suicide bombers attacked the Imam Bargah Mosque or Fatima Mosque, killing at least forty-seven and injuring forty people.

This mosque is the largest among the forty Shiite mosques in Kandhar. The attack marked the second consecutive week when a Shiite Mosque was attacked in the country.

Earlier, on Friday, October 8, 2021, a Shiite Mosque was attacked in the northeastern city of Kunduz, were more than 100 worshippers died. The attack happened a week after a bombing killed 46 people at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan.

The attack terrorized the Shiite minorities in the country. It also undermined the claims of security in the country about the ruling government Taliban.

Strong condemnations

People from all over the world condemn this attack. The UN mission in the country, UNAMA, took this to Twitter, condemning this heinous act of targeting a religious place.

In the city of New York, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres condemned this attack on Shiite Mosque by describing it despicable. He said that the perpetrators of this crime must be brought to justice.The UN Security Council stated to hold them accountable for this terror attack. Those should also be held who financed this attack.

Taliban government’s promise in vain

The blast occurred against the backdrop of the deepening crisis in Afghanistan. After overthrowing the US-backed government, the Taliban, who seized back the control of Afghanistan in mid-August this year, has its history of persecuting Shiites Muslims.

However, the Taliban government administration vowed to bring stability to the country. After the Kunduz attack, it also promised to the Shiite Muslims, which are minorities in Afghanistan.

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