Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt has condemned the “despicable” attack on the British Council Building in Kabul on 19 August.
Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt MP. Picture: Crown Copyright/FCO 2011
“I condemn this despicable attack on the British Council building in Kabul earlier today. My thoughts are with those killed and injured and their families and friends, including locals working to protect the British Council building. It is a sad fact that once again an attack aimed at the international community has killed Afghans.
“I can confirm that all British nationals affected are now safe. It is due to the presence of mind of the staff involved and our good security measures that no British nationals were hurt.
“This attack, against people working to help build a better future for Afghanistan, will not lessen the UK’s resolve to support the Afghan people.”
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