(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) have condemned the bomb blasts in Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif that killed and injured many civilians.
“The Secretary General condemns in the strongest terms such indiscriminate attacks against civilians and extends his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wounded,” Ban's spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday.
At least 54 Afghans were killed in two separate explosions in Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif as masses of Shia Muslims in the country were participating in mourning rituals commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of grandson of Islam's Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and third Shia Imam (apostle), Imam Hossein (PBUH).
“Such illegal and indiscriminate attacks are completely unacceptable and those responsible are fully accountable for the deaths and injuries of civilians caused by such brutal acts,” the UNAMA stated on the same day.
The attacks come a day after 1,000 leaders from over 100 countries and international organizations met in the German city of Bonn to vow their continued support for the security and development of Afghanistan.
Millions of Shia Muslims across the globe have been holding mourning rituals to honor Imam Hossein (PBUH) and 72 of his committed followers and relatives that were brutally killed over 1,300 years ago at Karbala (in today's Iraq) by a despotic Muslim caliph (ruler) named Yazid, who was anti-Islamic in practice. Yazid mobilized thousand of his forces to kill the Prophet's grandson because he refused to recognize the legitimacy of his rule.