ISAF commander joins Afghan president in condemning mosque suicide attack
The commander of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) General John R. Allen has joined Afghan President Hamid Karzai in condemnation of a suicide attack in a mosque in eastern Kunar province that left four people dead and injuried nine others on Friday, a statement of the military alliance released here Saturday said.
"Yesterday, another cowardly insurgent attack, which was claimed by the Taliban, killed innocent Afghans, including a provincial police chief," the press release quoted NATO-led forces commander General John R. Allen as saying, Xinhua reported.
"This is continued proof that the Taliban does not care about the people of Afghanistan, seeking only to harm peace loving citizens and those who serve to protect peace. Those responsible for this despicable attack on worshippers must be caught and held to account," the U.S. commander of NATO-led some 130,000-strong forces further said in the statement.
It is the second suicide attack targeted sacred places in Afghanistan over the past four days.
In the previous suicide attack conducted in a shrine in Afghan capital city Kabul on Tuesday left 55 people, all civilians dead and injured 134 others.