Afghan government condemns attacks on international soldiers

September 4th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Kabul, Sep 4 (Xinhua) The Afghan government Thursday condemned the attacks on foreign security forces fighting Taliban insurgency in the country and described these as “cowardly” acts. Three Canadian soldiers were killed and nine Australian soldiers were wounded in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province Wednesday in an attack by Taliban elements.

“Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the attack of terrorists on Canadian troops which claimed the lives of three soldiers,” a statement by foreign ministry said.

The ministry also expressed its sympathy for the victims’ families and the people and government of Canada.

The ministry also denounced the attack on Australian troops and said that such attacks could not undermine Australian support to Afghanistan.

“Terrorism is a threat to the region and the world, and winning the war on terror requires destroying terrorists’ resources outside Afghanistan,” the statement added.

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