27 Apr. 2008


by the NATO Secretary General
on the Taliban attack in Kabul

On behalf of NATO, I condemn in the strongest terms the Taliban attack in Kabul this morning.

The Taliban has demonstrated once again that they will use the most extreme violence to oppose Afghanistan's freedom and democratic development.

I am very pleased that President Karzai has escaped unhurt and I express my condolences to the families of any who have lost their lives and my deep sympathies to those who have been injured, possibly including some Members of Parliament.

NATO will continue to support the Afghan Government and people in defending their security and their democracy.

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