Baird Condemns Eid Attack in Afghanistan

October 26, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada condemns in the strongest terms the brutal and cowardly attack at a mosque in northern Afghanistan.

“This attack blatantly targeted those worshipping to mark Eid al-Adha, killing dozens of people and injuring scores more.

“This type of violent attack only strengthens the resolve of all who work for peace and security throughout the region.

“Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to those killed in this senseless attack, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured.

“Canada stands with you during this difficult time.”

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