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Haska Mena bombing a heinous act: UNSC

Haska Mena bombing a heinous act: UNSC

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Oct 22, 2019 - 10:11

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The UN Security Council has condemned as heinous and cowardly a suicide bombing that killed at least 62 people inside a mosqueinfo-icon in eastern Afghanistaninfo-icon.

About 60 other worshippers were injured on Friday when a suicide bomber walked into the mosque and detonated an explosive device in the Haska Mena district of Nangarhar province.

In a statement, the 15-member UN body said: “The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the government of Afghanistan and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured."

The Security Council members stressed the need to hold perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice.

It urged all states, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate with the Afghan government and other relevant authorities in this regard.

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