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Afghanistan – Suicide attack in Nangarhar Province (September 5, 2012)

France strongly condemns the suicide attack perpetrated yesterday at a funeral in the eastern province of Nangarhar which killed at least 20 people and left around 50 dead.

France expresses its utmost shock and extends its sincere condolences to the bereaved.

The frequency of suicide attacks against the Afghan civilian population reaffirms the need to fight against the scourge of terrorism. In this respect, France reaffirms its wholehearted solidarity with the Afghan authorities and its determination to remain engaged alongside them in order to work toward stabilizing Afghanistan.



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