During the past week several attacks and actions by insurgents have once again claimed the lives of our innocent compatriots and also caused numerous injuries.
On Sunday, September 8, Taliban insurgents conducted another heinous crime by launching a suicide attack outside the National Directorate of Security headquarters in Maidan Shar of Wardak province. The attack resulted in the tragic loss of four Afghan intelligence officers and also injuring numerous innocent civilians. All five insurgents involved in the attack were killed. The National Coalition of Afghanistan condemns this cowardice act in the strongest terms.
A day earlier, in Watapur district of Kunar province, a coalition airstrike killed at least six insurgents as they were travelling in a vehicle. Local Afghan security officials have stated that nine civilians were tragically killed in the airstrike, while NATO has indicated they have received no reports of civilian casualties. The National Coalition calls on the Government of Afghanistan to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident, in coordination with NATO officials, to find out confirmed details.
On Tuesday, September 10, two separate roadside bombs tragically killed eleven Afghan civilians. A bus in Muqur district of Ghazni province, travelling in a detour, struck a roadside bomb planted by insurgents, resulting in the loss of seven civilians, including three children. Separately, in Musa Qala district of Helmand province, four more civilians were tragically lost as their vehicle drove over another roadside bomb. It both incidents, several people were injured. Also on Tuesday, a separate suicide attack near an ANA security post in Logar province resulted in injuries to four ANA soldiers.
The National Coalitions of Afghanistan is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives resulting from the recent wave of attacks and abhorrent actions by the insurgents. The NCA also conveys its condolences to the families of those that have been lost and wishes for successful recovery of those injured.
September 11, 2013 – Kabul, Afghanistan