KABUL, Afghanistan (April 2, 2011) – Gen David H. Petraeus, Commander of International Security Assistance Force, joins President Karzai, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and the international community in strongly condemning yesterday’s attack on a United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan compound in Mazar-e Sharif.
“This was a cowardly and criminal attack resulting in the murder of innocent United Nations workers,” said Gen Petraeus. “United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan is solely focused on working in support of the Afghan people and nothing can justify yesterday’s vicious and tragic actions.”
“Last night I spoke with the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General in Afghanistan Staffan de Mistura and conveyed ISAF’s sincere condolences to the families of those killed and wounded and to our partners in UNAMA who are working so hard for the Afghan people,” said Gen Petraeus. “ISAF stands ready to provide any assistance necessary.”