10 Apr. 2008

PR# 2008-134

ISAF strongly condemns suicide attack in Kandahar today

KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber detonated in Kandahar today causing a huge explosion that reportedly killed nine local nationals and injured another 22 locals along with two Afghan National Policemen and three Coalition soldiers, who were slightly wounded.

ISAF troops immediately responded to calls for assistance, airlifting the injured to a hospital for treatment and securing the area following the attack.

"Even though no ISAF soldiers were affected, we strongly condemn this ruthless attack that killed an injured so many innocent civilians in Kandahar," said Brigadier General Carlos Branco, ISAF spokesperson. "Our deepest sympathies are with the families of those who were killed and injured in this cowardly attack."

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