30 Oct. 2008
PR# 2008-574

Statement by ISAF Commander General David McKiernan on the attack on the Ministry of Information and Culture

KABUL, Afghanistan - General David McKiernan, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, has issued the following statement regarding this morning’s attack.

"Along with all the forces under my command, I condemn the perpetrators of this cowardly act. I would like to extend my condolences on behalf of ISAF to the families of those killed. My thoughts are also with those innocent parties unfortunate enough to have been caught up and injured in this violent incident. "

"Afghan authorities have reacted quickly and effectively. This once again shows that the insurgency will not win in the face of such determination."

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/