EU condemns mosque attack in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS, The European Union Friday condemned the terror attack on Muslims attending their weekly prayers at a mosque in Nangahar province, Afghanistan, in which over 60 people were reported dead.

“The attack aims at undermining hopes for peace and reconciliation, and sadly adds to the record-high levels of civilian casualties in Afghanistan during the third quarter of 2019,” said Maja Kocijancic, EU spokesperson for foreign policy, in a statement tonight.

“These figures indicate the urgent need for all parties to overcome violent conflict and protect civilians from harm. The European Union remains steadfast in supporting all initiatives breaking this spiral of violence and leading to lasting peace and stability for the people of Afghanistan,” it added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency