The Afghan National Unity Government (NUG) leaders condemned the terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand in which at least 49 people were killed and more than 20 wounded.
“Terrorist attacks on the mosques (in New Zealand) once again has indicated that terrorists are not dependent to any religion and they are the enemy of humanity,” President Ashraf Ghani said in a statement
The president stressed the need for joint combat against terrorism. He also extended his condolences with the government and the people of New Zealand and wished a full recovery for those wounded in the shootings.
Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah a tweet also condemned the attack which took place on two mosques in Christchurch of New Zealand and called it a “barbaric terrorist attack.”
“Sad to hear of the barbaric terrorist attack on Mosques in Christchurch. Terrorism has no religion & no legitimate cause. Our thoughts & prayers go out to the victims of this savage act. We stand in solidarity with New Zealand Gov & people in condemning this crime,” he said.
The mosques on target were the Masjid Al Noor in central Christchurch City and another one in suburban Linwood.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a news conference that the mosque shootings appeared to be a well-planned “terrorist attack”.
“This is, and will be, one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” an ashen-faced Ardern said.