on the deadly attack on a mosque in Afghanistan
New York- 6 July, 2019
The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Mr. Miguel Moratinos, strongly condemns the deadly bomb attack inside a Mohammadiya mosque, used by Shi’ites, in Ghazni, Afghanistan. The attack took place late on Friday when the mosque was packed with worshipers.
The High Representative stresses that all forms of violence and acts of terror targeting religious sites and worshipers, regardless of their beliefs, are unjustifiable. He reiterates his commitment to continue to work on developing A Plan of Action, requested by the United Nations Secretary-General, to safeguard religious sites and guarantee the sanctity of worship places and the safety of worshipers.
The High Representative expresses his condolences to the victims’ families and wishes a speedy recovery to those who were injured in the attack.