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Attack in Afghanistan

Attack in Afghanistan

Published on August 25, 2009
Statement by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, August 25, 2009

I utterly condemn today’s suicide attack in Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan, which killed at least 36 people and left several dozen injured.

France extends its condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of this attack and to the Afghan authorities.

A few days after the elections that saw the Afghan people join together with courage and dignity, and at the very beginning of the month of Ramadan, a time of celebration and contemplation, the perpetrators of this attack once again showed their contempt for human life.

In these tragic moments, France assures the Afghan authorities and people of its heartfelt solidarity and its determination to remain engaged by their side to work for the lasting stabilization and recovery of Afghanistan./.

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