Canada condemns death of six school children and a police officer in Afghanistan

July 5, 2013 - "Canada unequivocally condemn the deplorable killing of six schoolchildren by roadside bombs and the targeted assassination of a female police officer, Inspector Islam Bibi, in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. I extend my deepest condolences to the family, and wish for a speedy recovery for all those who were wounded. Our government is investing in the future of Afghan children and youth and in advancing security, stability and rule of law in the country. We remain committed to assisting the people of Afghanistan."

Julian Fantino
Minister of International Development