United Nations Security Council condemns attack on mosque in Afghanistan
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has condemned the attack on a Shia mosque in northern Afghanistan's Kunduz province. The council members stressed on the need to hold the perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of the act of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice. The United Nations Security Council expressed its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery. Terrorist group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the bombing inside the mosque in Kunduz city on 8 October. 80 people were killed and hundreds were injured in this attack. A large number of Shia Muslims living in the area had gathered in the mosque to offer Friday afternoon prayers when the bombing took place.