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NATO condemns Taliban attack killing 20 Afghan police

NATO condemns Taliban attack killing 20 Afghan police

Feb 02, 2016 - 01:32

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwo): NATOinfo-icon’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistaninfo-icon on Monday strongly condemned a suicide attack claimed by the Talibaninfo-icon on the Afghan National Civil Order Police Headquarters in Kabul.

In a statement the alliance said “current reports state the attack has left 20 Afghan police officers dead, 25 officers injured, and seven Afghan civilians injured.”

“Once again, terrorists have targeted a populated area with no regard for innocent lives,” said Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, Resolute Support deputy chief of staff for communications.

He said the attack on the Afghan police showed the contempt the Taliban had for the rule of law in Afghanistan and for those defending the Afghan people.

“The Taliban have no plan for the development of Afghanistan. Targeting those who defend their fellow Afghans does not advance the cause of peace,” the NATO official said.

“On behalf of General John F. Campbell, Resolute Support expresses its condolences to the families of those police officers killed and wounded in today's attack, and its support for the National Unity Government's effort to bring peace to all Afghans.”

“We will continue to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces to provide stability and counter Taliban groups and those who are against progress for the nation of Afghanistan,” the statement said.



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