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Canada Condemns attack on IEC

Canada Condemns attack on IEC

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Mar 30, 2014 - 14:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on Sunday condemned “in strongest terms the shameless and cowardly terrorist” attack on Kabul’s Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon).

A statement from the Canadian embassy quoting Baird as saying: “Canada condemns in the strongest terms the shameless and cowardly terrorist attack on Afghanistaninfo-icon’s Independent Election Commission headquarters office in Kabul.”  

Once again, the statement said insurgents had shown their total disregard for the Afghan people by attempting to thwart their desire for a democratic future.

Acts of terror must not go unpunished, and those who perpetrated and supported this violence must be held accountable, it added.

“Our thoughts are with the commission’s dedicated staff, who has been working tirelessly on behalf of all Afghans to prepare for the April 5 election,” the statement added.

It said that the government of Afghanistan to continue to take all steps needed to set the necessary conditions for a secure, constitutional and inclusive election, which would be vital to ensuring Afghanistan’s future stability and democratic government.

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