NATO condemns attack on Indian missionJuly 8th, 2008 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 7 (IANS) North Atlantic Treaty Organsiation (NATO) Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer “wholeheartedly condemned” the bombing at the Indian embassy in Kabul Monday, EuAsiaNews reported. “The loss of life and injuries to so many is a tragedy, and a clear attempt to undermine regional relations. I call on all parties to remain calm in the face of this provocation,” said the head of the 26-member alliance.
Scheffer stressed that NATO remains determined to continue its mission to help bring security and stability to Afghanistan. NATO has around 50,000 troops under its ISAF mission in Afghanistan.
At least 40 people were killed in a suicide bombing at the Indian mission in Kabul Monday morning.