Archive for July 15th, 2015


Over 100 Civilians, Muslims Killed, Injured in Two Days in ‘Liberated’ Afghanistan

Human Wrongs Watch

14 July 2015 – Offering deep condolences to the victims’ families and a speedy recovery for those injured in the latest attack in Afghanistan targeting civilians, the top United Nations official in the country, Nicholas Haysom, condemned the attack, which targeted people gathered for Iftar at the Grand Mosque in Pul-e-Khomri, in the northern Baghlan province.

A mosque in Afghanistan. Photo: UNAMA/Penelope Faschingeder (file)

According to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which Haysom heads, an improvised explosive device planted at the mosque detonated during a Government-planned dinner for 500 people – arranged to distribute oil and rice to the poorest families of the city – wounding more than 40 civilians, many critically.

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