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Federal Government condemns attack in Kabul

07.07.2008 - Press release

Today (7 July), according to current government reports, several dozen people were killed in a bomb attack in front of the Indian Embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul. In addition, well over a hundred people were injured. Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (7 July) on this attack:

"The Federal Government condemns in the strongest possible terms today's murderous attack near the Indian Embassy in Kabul which cost the lives of numerous innocent bystanders. We share the Afghan people's shock and sadness, and also assure the Indian Government of our sympathy.

We express our sincere condolences to the victims' families and relatives, and our thoughts are with the many injured. We wish them a speedy and complete recovery.

The terrorists' aim is to prevent the establishment of law, order and democracy in Afghanistan. For that reason we are counting on the Afghan authorities to work swiftly – the instigators of this attack must be apprehended and brought to justice immediately."

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