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18 January 2014

INTERPOL Chief condemns deadly Kabul attack

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has condemned Friday evening’s terrorist attack on a restaurant in Kabul in which more than 20 people were reportedly killed, and a number of others injured.

Reports said the Taliban claimed responsibility for this attack targeting civilians late on Friday in which both Afghan and foreign nationals died. Americans, Britons, Canadians and Lebanese were among the foreign victims. Those killed included IMF and UN officials.

“On behalf of the international law enforcement community, INTERPOL extends its condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of this attack," said Secretary General Noble.

“INTERPOL not only deplores this cowardly and murderous attack which claimed the lives of innocent civilians, many of whom were in Afghanistan to help build a safer world, but we commit ourselves to doing all in our power to cooperate with Afghan authorities to bring to justice those responsible for this attack,” emphasized INTERPOL’s Secretary General.

"We are in contact  with our INTERPOL counterparts in Kabul and strongly endorse the UN Security Council’s call on all countries to cooperate with Afghan authorities ‘to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice’,” concluded Secretary General Noble.

INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Centre at its General Secretariat headquarters is liaising with its National Central Bureau in Kabul to identify ways in which INTERPOL can assist Afghan authorities in their investigation and identification of the perpetrators of this terrorist attack.