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    Gen. Allen condemns suicide attack on Afghan, coalition base in Wardak province

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    09.01.2012

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – A number of Afghan civilians were killed and wounded by vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices near a combined Afghan National Security Force and International Security Assistance Force base in Sayed Abad district, Wardak province today.

    The attack did not breach the base’s perimeter and there were no follow-on enemy actions. The explosions caused significant damage to nearby Sayed Abad district center and inflicted casualties on the Afghan civilian population there, further proof of the insurgency’s utter disregard for human life and civil order in this country.

    "We believe this attack bears the mark of the Haqqani network, which continues to target and kill innocent Afghans and blatantly violates Afghan sovereignty," said Gen. John R. Allen, commander, International Security Assistance Force.

    “I offer my sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed in this horrible attack,” Allen added. “I condemn these atrocities in the strongest of terms."

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    Date Taken: 09.01.2012
    Date Posted: 09.01.2012 12:32
    Story ID: 94125
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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