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Kabul denounces Rohingya Muslims’ massacre

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Afghan government on Sunday condemned the massacre of minority Muslim community in Myanmar, and extended its deep sympathies with the victims.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said in a statement that the sectarian violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma has yielded killing of a high number of innocent people and has displaced lots of Muslims there.

“Afghanistan considers the brutal torture and killing of defenseless and oppressed people, including women, children and elderly as inhuman and against human rights. Therefore, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan expresses its deep sympathies to the victims’ families and people who are tortured and displaced as a result of this violence in their home country,” the statement said.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry prodded the United Nations, international human rights organizations and the world to put pressure on Myanmar authorities to stop crimes against humanity and assist those threatened by violence.

Over 25,000 people, most of them Rohingya residents and migrants from Bangladesh, made the dangerous sea journey south from the Bay of Bengal between January and March this year.

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