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An indiscriminate attack on Afghan civilians during Eid al-Adha prayers killed at least 40 people on Friday, according to the UN Asssitance Mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA.
UNAMA has strongly condemned the attack.
Charles Appel has more.
At least 40 people were killed and another 52 injured as they celebrated the Eid-al-Adha religious festival in the northern city of Maimana.
International humanitarian law strictly prohibits attacks against both civilians and civilian objects, including place of worship.
However, a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest detonated at the entrance of a local mosque.
"This heinous act has no justification and should be condemned by all in the strongest possible terms," said Jan Kubis, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan.
UNAMA expresses its heartfelt condolences to those who lost their loved ones in these attacks and wishes a speedy recovery for all those injured.
Charles Appel, United Nations