The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned last night’s attack at the Karte Shakhi mosque and shrine in Kabul that killed at least 18 civilians and injured more than 50 others.
An attacker wearing an Afghan security forces uniform entered the Shia mosque as civilians congregated on the eve of the Muslim Shia day of remembrance, Ashura.
The attacker opened fire on the congregation and used a hand grenade, killing and maiming worshipers.
According to UNAMA statement among those killed were four women and two children, a boy and a girl.
UN mission statement says the attack targeting civilians exercising their right to freely manifest their religion in worship, observance and practice is an atrocity.
UNAMA has further expressed its condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.