Afghanistan: Attack on Shi’a mosque is a horrific crime

Reacting to the bombing of the Baqir-ul Ulom mosque in western Kabul, which killed at least 28 people and wounded 45 others, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director Champa Patel said:

“The attack on a Shi’a mosque in Kabul is a horrific and deliberate attack on civilians. The Afghan authorities must investigate this crime immediately and bring the perpetrators to justice. They have a duty to take effective measures to protect Shi’a Muslims from attacks and end impunity for previous abuses against the Shi’a community.”