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UNSC condemns attack on Afghan mosque, underlines need to bring perpetrators to justice


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UNSC condemns attack on Afghan mosque and stresses the need to bring those responsible to justice

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) condemned the deadly attack on a Shiite mosque in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, preceding recent attacks on religious institutions in the country.

“We emphasize the need to hold the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of terrorism accountable and held accountable,” the UN Security Council said in a statement Friday (local time).

According to the statement, the members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the brutal and cowardly terrorist attack in Kundt, Afghanistan on 8 October 2021.

“The attack claimed by the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP) … resulted in the death and injury of more than 100 people,” the report said.

The statement also said that its members expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy and complete recovery to the victims.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. They stressed the need to hold the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible terrorist acts accountable and held accountable, according to the statement.

The members of the UN Security Council called on all states, in accordance with their obligations under international law and the relevant Security Council resolutions, to actively cooperate with all relevant bodies in this regard.

They reaffirmed that any terrorist acts are criminal and have no justification, regardless of their motivation, wherever, when and by whoever they are, and reaffirmed the need for all states to fight by all means in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations on international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

(With ANI inputs)

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