Probe Afghan wedding party attack: UN Chief

 Condemning the shelling attack on a wedding party in Afghanistan which left at least 25 people killed and 45 injured Wednesday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a probe to "bring the perpetrators to justice".

IANS| Updated: Jan 02, 2015, 13:35 PM IST

United Nations: Condemning the shelling attack on a wedding party in Afghanistan which left at least 25 people killed and 45 injured Wednesday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a probe to "bring the perpetrators to justice".

"The secretary-general condemns in the strongest terms the shelling that hit a wedding party in Helmand province Wednesday," Xinhua reported Friday quoting the UN chief in a a statement issued Thursday.

"The secretary-general urges the government to carry out a full investigation of the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice," it added. 

The incident occurred in a village in the province`s Sangin district, where Afghan security forces have been battling militants following the US forces` withdrawal from the area six months ago.