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EU says terrorist attack serious obstacle to stable, peaceful Afghanistan after Kunduz mosque blast

BRUSSELS: The European Union has said that continuing terrorist attacks in Afghanistan are a serious obstacle to a stable and peaceful country where all Afghan citizens can feel safe and secure.

comes after Bomb blast at a Shia mosque in Kunduz province During Friday prayer. The attack was claimed by Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP) and resulted in more than 150 casualties.

“The European Union expresses its condolences with the families of the victims and wishes a full and speedy recovery to the injured,” said Peter Stano, spokesman for the European Union External Action Service (EEAS).

The spokesman stressed that the ISKP should be brought to justice and that the human rights of all Afghan citizens, including the right to life and the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, should be respected.

“Continued terrorist attacks are a serious obstacle to a stable and peaceful Afghanistan, where all Afghan citizens can feel safe and secure. The European Union is committed to peace and stability in Afghanistan and to supporting its people,” Stano said. ”

Condemning the recent attack on a Shia mosque in Kunduz province of Afghanistan, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of terrorism to justice. “The members of the Security Council strongly condemn the dastardly and cowardly terrorist attack on 8 October 2021 in Kunduz, Afghanistan,” the UNSC said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, civil society representatives in central Afghanistan called on the parties to stop fighting and return to the negotiating table.

By Naveen Bharat Staff

 

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