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Afghanistan: Suicide bombings hit internat. forces

Annan condemns suicide bombings against international forces in Afghanistan

Reacting with concern to the upsurge in violence in Afghanistan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan strongly condemned the suicide bombing attacks carried out against the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul today.

In a statement released by his spokesman, Mr. Annan called upon the Government of Afghanistan, the Coalition Forces and ISAF to take all necessary measures to address the security situation.

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) also condemned the suicide attacks carried out on Jalalabad road in Kabul.

While the full toll of the attacks is yet to be determined, Afghan and German authorities have confirmed the death of one German soldier, according to UNAMA.

In its statement today, the mission took the occasion to pay tribute “to the international forces that are present in Afghanistan to help ensure peace and security.”

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