NATO-led International Security Assistance Force commander in Afghanistan Gen. John R. Allen condemned attack on ISAF personnel at the Afghan Interior Ministry.
Gen. John R. Allen said, “I condemn today’s attack at the Afghan Ministry of Interior that killed two of our coalition officers, and my thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the brave individuals lost today.”
He said, “We are investigating the crime and will pursue all leads to find the person responsible for this attack. The perpetrator of this attack is a coward whose actions will not go unanswered.”
ISAF commander Gen. John R. Allen also added, “For obvious force protection reasons, I have also taken immediate measures to recall all other ISAF personnel working in ministries in and around Kabul.”
“We are committed to our partnership with the Government of Afghanistan to reach our common goal of a peaceful, stable and secure Afghanistan in the near future.” Gen. John R. Allen said.
According to International Security Assistance Force officials, initial reports indicate an individual turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in Kabul City today, killing two service members.
Taliban militants group in Afghanistan immediately claimed responsibility behind the incident.
A spokesman for the Taliban group Zabiullah Mujahid following a statement said, the attack was carried out by one of their fighters and at least 4 International coalition security force service members were killed.