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Cablegate: Nato Syg Condemns Kabul Bombing

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MOPS PTER NATO PREL AF
SUBJECT: NATO SYG CONDEMNS KABUL BOMBING

1. (U) On October 8, NATO Secretary General Rasmussen issued
a statement condemning the bombing in Kabul that happened
earlier that day. He also made special mention of the two
members of the EU police mission in Afghanistan who were
injured in the explosion.

2. (U) The text of the Secretary General's statement follows:

BEGIN TEXT

08 Oct. 2009

Press Release: (2009) 147

NATO Secretary General condemns Kabul bombing

I strongly condemn the terrorist bombing today in Kabul,
which has killed and injured scores of innocent people. This
is another example of the Taliban's total disregard for the
lives of the Afghan people.

I extend my condolences to the families of those who lost
their lives in this act of terrorism. I also wish a speedy
recovery to the many injured, among them two members of the
EU police mission in Afghanistan.

END TEXT
HEFFERN

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