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Date of Release: 10 October 2006

President Karzai Condemns the Killing of the District Chief, Police Commander and Intelligence Chief of Khogyani District

Arg, Kabul – H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, strongly condemned the burning of a school and killing of the district chief, police commander and intelligence chief of Khogyani district of Nangarhar province.

According to reports, a planted bomb killed five people, including the district chief, police commander and intelligence chief of Khogyani district of Nangarhar province while they were traveling to a village to visit a school that the enemies of Afghanistan had burnt late Sunday.

In his reaction to the news the President said: “The enemies of peace and prosperity of Afghanistan, by burning schools and martyring government officials, are trying to hamper the progress of Afghanistan, but they must understand that they will be defeated and brought to justice.”

The President expressed his heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims. 

For further information, please contact:

Office of the Spokesman to the President

Tel.:  00 93 799 33 77 55

         00 93 799 909 429

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

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