KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–April 5, 2012 — Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, condemned yesterday’s improvised explosive device attack in Maimanah City, Faryab province.
The attack killed three ISAF service members, four Afghan National Security Force members, and six innocent Afghan civilians. The explosion also wounded dozens of other civilians, coalition and Afghan National Security Force personnel.
“Despicable – is the only word to describe the cold, heartless way in which the enemies of peace carried out this attack – detonating an IED in the middle of a large crowd of civilians,” Allen said. “My deepest condolences are with all the families of those killed yesterday, and the entire ISAF community prays for the complete recovery of those injured.
“Our partnership with ANSF is resolute, intractable, and will not be deterred by these evil and cowardly attacks of desperation,” he added. “We are committed to the long-term partnership with our brave Afghan brothers to help them assume responsibility for the security of the Afghan population.”
ISAF remains committed to stopping acts of terror together with Afghan National Security Forces in order to build a secure environment that promotes lasting peace and prosperity for Afghanistan.