Germany condemns Kabul bombing

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Berlin, May 31 (IANS) Germany on Wednesday denounced the horrific suicide bombing near its embassy in Kabul that killed dozens of people including an Afghan security officer employed in the mission.

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel called the attack shocking. “I condemn the attack … in the strongest possible terms.

“The attack was carried out in the immediate vicinity of the German Embassy. It hit civilians and it hit those who are in Afghanistan to work with the people there on a better future for the country. It is particularly despicable that these people were targeted.”

He said the staff of the German Embassy were injured in the attack. An Afghan security officer protecting the Embassy grounds was killed.

“We extend our deepest sympathy to his family… Such attacks do not change in any way our determination to continue supporting the Afghan government in further stabilizing the country.”

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