Last update: 19-Sep-2006 10:48 NATO Update

18 Sep 2006


NATO Secretary General expresses great sorrow
at death of Canadian-ISAF soldiers

NATO in Afghanistan
18/09-2006 - ISAF
IED attack inflicts casualties in Kandahar Province

I would like to express my great sorrow at the death of four of our Canadian-ISAF soldiers today. I send my most sincere condolences to the families of the victims.

What is particularly reprehensible is that these soldiers were in the area to assess how to help the local people rebuild their lives. The suicide bomber detonated his bomb in a crowded area, causing injury to 27 Afghans, including children.

We remain fully committed to achieving our mission in Afghanistan. We will continue to support the Afghan Government and its people and we will not be deterred.