War on Terrorism

Thursday, March 08, 2012

ISAF Commander Condemns Spin Boldak Murders

From an International Security Assistance Force News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 8, 2012 – The commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan joined Afghan President Hamid Karzai in condemning yesterday’s terrorist attack in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province that killed four people and wounded eight others, military officials reported.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones who mourn this evening, and we wish for a quick recovery of those who were injured," Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen said after yesterday’s attack. "More innocent Afghans died today at the hands of the insurgency."

Two children and a woman were among those killed when a motorcycle loaded with explosives detonated in a crowd.

"The blatant murdering of Afghan civilians must stop, and the Taliban leadership needs to hold their own members accountable for their actions against the innocent," Allen said. ISAF service members will continue to work with Afghan security forces “to identify these enemies of the Afghan people, and hold them to account," the general added.

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