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Sweden's Condemn's "Heinous Act of Terrorism"

Published onsdag 28 oktober 2009 kl 10.50
A Un vehicle parked outside the guesthouse where the Taliban attack took place.

As President of the EU, Sweden has issued a statement condemning the suicide attack on UN staff in the Afghan capital of Kabul as a "heinous act of terrorism."

Six foreign UN employees were killed and nine wounded in the early morning grenade and gun attack on a UN guesthouse by three Taliban militants. Rockets were also later launched at a five star hotel in the city. The UN is playing a major role in organising the forthcoming second round of Afghan elections.

The Swedish government said; "The presidency expresses its support to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and its solidarity with the mission's staff and their commitment to peace and development," it said.

It also "offers its sincere condolences to the families of the victims, and its sympathies and wishes for the full recovery of those injured."

Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is expected to give his opinions on the attack and Sweden's peacekeeping role in Afghanistan in a press conference later on Wednesday.

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