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Canada condemns terrorist attacks in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces inspect the damage of a minibus that was hit by a suicide attacker at the site of the incident in Kabul, Afghanistan June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

June 21, 2016: Issuing a statement today, Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Government of Canada said that Canada strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.

“Canada strongly condemns today’s terrorist attacks in Afghanistan by the Taliban, including the attack on a bus carrying security guards who protect the Embassy of Canada to Afghanistan, in Kabul,” said the statement.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the Nepalese and Indian security guards killed, and I wish a speedy recovery to those who have been injured,” the statement further said.

Many of the victims had been working for the embassy for many years.

The minister further said that the victims will be remembered for their service in the protection of the men and women at the Embassy of Canada to Afghanistan.