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02 April 2014

INTERPOL condemns killing of police officers in Afghanistan and Egypt

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has condemned two deadly attacks which have killed police officers in Egypt and Afghanistan.

Brigadier General Tariq al-Mirjawi died and five others were injured in a twin bomb blast next to a police post near Cairo University.

INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Kabul has confirmed that six police officers were killed and four others injured in a suicide bomb attack against the Ministry of the Interior by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform.

“The impersonation of a police officer to carry out this latest deadly attack in Afghanistan is particularly appalling,” said Secretary General Noble on the sidelines of the 10th annual INTERPOL Heads of National Central Bureaus conference in Lyon.

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of all those killed and injured in today’s attacks in both Cairo and Kabul, and INTERPOL has offered its full support to the authorities investigating these incidents,” added the INTERPOL Chief.