Australia condemns Indian embassy attack in Kabul 2008-07-08 18:59:42   Print

    CANBERRA, July 8 (Xinhua) -- The Australian government on Tuesday condemned a suicide bombing of the Indian embassy in Afghanistan, sending its sympathies to India and Afghanistan over the attack which killed more than 40 people.

    A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into the Indian embassy in Kabul on Monday, killing 41 people and wounding nearly 150 others.

    Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said the Australian government "condemns the car bomb attack ... and extends its deep sympathies to the Afghan government and people and to the Indian government and people."

    "The Australian embassy in Kabul has been in contact with local authorities who have advised that no Australians have been killed or injured in the attack. No Australian officials in Kabul were caught up in the attack," Smith said in a statement.

    "This attack further demonstrates their determination to kill, maim and intimidate the Afghan people and to undermine international efforts to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan," he said.

Editor: Bi Mingxin
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