Statement by the NATO Secretary General on tragic incident in Kandahar Province

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, March 5, 2012

From Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO:  I want to express my shock and sadness at the tragic shooting incident in Kandahar province , where it is reported that several people, including women and children, have been killed or wounded.

I offer my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to their families and loved ones, and to the Afghan people and government.

I fully support General Allen’s commitment  to establish the facts and hold anyone responsible to account.

We remain firmly committed to our mission of building a strong and stable Afghanistan, together with our Afghan partners. (photo: Getty)

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