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President Karzai Condemns the Killing of Two Italian Soldiers
Office of the Spokesman to the President

05/06/2006

Arg, Kabul - H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, strongly condemned the terrorist attack on NATO peacekeeping soldiers in the outskirts of Kabul, killing two Italian soldiers and wounding four others.

According to reports, two Italian soldiers on patrol to ensure the security of the people of Afghanistan were killed and four wounded when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in the south of Kabul on Friday.

In his reaction to the news the President said “This cowardly attack was the work of the enemies of Afghanistan who are trying to disrupt the peace process in Afghanistan by spreading chaos and terror in the country.”

“This abominable act of cowardice by the enemies of Afghanistan will only engender in the people of Afghanistan the undying hatred of terrorism. The enemies of Afghanistan must understand that their defeat is inevitable.”

President Karzai, on behalf of the people of Afghanistan, expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Italy.

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