BAGHLAN, Afghanistan - In a tragic and deadly attack on a Hazara mosque in Pol-e-Khomri, Baghlan, the Hazara community continues to be subjected to horrifying violence. This latest incident, perpetrated under the rule of the Taliban, serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing Hazara Genocide. While the world’s attention is elsewhere, the Hazara people’s suffering persists.
On Friday, October 13, 2023, a group of armed assailants stormed a Hazara mosque in Pol-e-Khomri, Baghlan, opening fire on worshippers and detonating explosive devices. The attack left at least 20 people dead and 50 others injured, many of whom are in critical condition. Tragically, the death toll may rise as the is no medical aid for the Hazara under the rule of the terrorist group Taliban.
The Hazara community, native to their ancestral homeland of Hazaristan/ so-called Afghanistan, has long been a target of violence and discrimination by extremist groups, including the Taliban. The attack in Baghlan serves as yet another chapter in their tragic history.
The Hazara people, who have lived in Hazaristan for generations, have faced a relentless campaign of violence, and the international community must not forget their plight. The ongoing Hazara Genocide requires the world’s attention, even amidst competing global issues.
It is essential that the international community, human rights organizations, and world leaders condemn this horrific attack and support efforts to ensure the safety and security of the Hazara community. The attack on the mosque in Pol-e-Khomri, Baghlan, is a stark reminder of the urgent need to address the ongoing genocide and violence against this vulnerable community.
As so-called Afghanistan’s future remains uncertain, the Hazara people, who have deep historical roots in their homeland, deserve the international community’s unwavering support and protection. The Hazara Genocide should not be forgotten as the world faces various challenges; it must remain a priority in the global effort to uphold human rights and protect the Hazara community from further suffering and violence.