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Minister Baird Condemns Kabul Attack

May 24, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada strongly condemns today’s attack that took place in central Kabul killing at least two people and injuring many others, including members of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), security personnel, the International Organization for Migration and the International Labour Organization.

“This was a cowardly attack, demonstrating that the insurgents continue to have complete disregard for human life. Those responsible must be held accountable to the Afghan people for this injustice.

“We commend the quick and effective action of the ANSF, who are clearly demonstrating that they are a capable force in combatting those who attempt to perpetrate acts of violence against the people of Afghanistan.

“Canada continues to work together with the Afghan government and the international community to help build a more stable and secure Afghanistan.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I would like to express our deepest sympathies to those who were injured and offer our sincere condolences to the friends and families of those who were killed in today’s attack.”

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