NCA Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attack in Polytechnic Area of Kabul
The National Coalition of Afghanistan strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack in the Polytechnic area of central Kabul, outside the site where the upcoming consultative Jirga will be held to discuss Afghanistan’s Bilateral Security Agreement with the US.
Insurgents, once again, by way of suicide bombers, engaged in a cowardice and incomprehensible attack, blowing up their explosive filled vehicle near a close by security check point. At least 6 people, including two security officers have been tragically killed, while 22 civilians have been injured. The enemies of Afghanistan continue to show their malicious intentions of trying to undermine the country’s rehabilitation effort, showing no regard for the faith of innocent civilians. They are proving their state of desperation, having nothing to offer the Afghan nation other than killing and devastation.
They will never be able to deter the people’s will and determination in participating in the reconstruction process of their country. The National Coalition of Afghanistan extends its condolences and feelings of sympathy to the families of the victims, and wishes for the swift recovery of those injured in the attack.
November 16, 2013 – Kabul, Afghanistan
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