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McMaster Calls Ghani In Wake Of Attacks, Reiterates U.S's Support
The U.S National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster's reportedly called President Ashraf Ghani on Monday and reiterated the U.S's support for the National Unity Governement (NUG) following recent attacks in Kabul, the White House said in a statement.
"U.S National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster spoke with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan today. Lieutenant General McMaster expressed the deepest sympathies of the United States for the barbaric attacks in Kabul last week," according to the statement.
McMaster also condemned the "terrorist attacks in the strongest terms" and noted that the U.S stands in solidarity with the Afghan government and people.
"Lieutenant General McMaster underscored America's steadfast support for the National Unity Government, and he recognized that because terrorists are seeking to divide the Afghan people, it is more important than ever, in the face of such adversity, to remain united and be strong in our resolve to achieve the security and peace that the people of Afghanistan deserve," the statement said.
He wished Ghani and all Afghans best wishes for Ramadan and expressed confidence that the Afghan people would overcome this difficult period and defeat their enemies.
"He expressed admiration for the courageous Afghan security forces who, every day, work to confront the enemies of all civilized people," it read.
On Wednesday, a suicide truck bomber detonated his explosives in front of the German Embassy and Roshan telecommunications company in Kabul in the Wazir Akbar Khan area. Over 150 people were killed.
Sources said a truck used to empty sewerage tanks had been loaded with 1,500 kgs of explosives.
[Source: Tolo News, Kabul, 06Jun17]
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