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Assault on Supreme Court widely condemned

Assault on Supreme Court widely condemned

Jun 12, 2013 - 09:36

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Talibaninfo-icon attack on the Supreme Court in Kabul has drawn strong denunciation from the United States, Canada and the NATOinfo-icon-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon).

On Wednesday, Canada's Chargé d'affaires James Hill condemned the suicide bombing as brazen and cowardly. “Canada stands by the people of Afghanistaninfo-icon as they work to build a more stable, secure, democratic, tolerant and just societyinfo-icon.

The envoy said in a statement: “On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest sympathies to the victims' families and friends, and I wish a swift recovery to the injured."

President Karzai slammed the suicide bombing as a terrorist act, saying civilian killings had no justification in Islam and the Afghan culture. He accused the attackers of serving the interests of the enemies of Islam and Afghanistan.

The United States slated it as an "appalling attack" in a populated area, targeting those who work to better Afghanistan. "Once again, it demonstrates the insurgents’ complete disregard for the lives of innocent Afghan civilians."

While mourning "this tragic loss of life", a statement from the US Embassy said: "We remain steadfast in supporting the Afghan government and people against the scourge of terrorism and the violence directed against them."

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, the ISAF commander, said: "Once again the enemies of Afghanistan have demonstrated a complete lack of respect for human life...The targeting of hard working Afghans on their way home from work is reprehensible."



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