BAGRAM, Afghanistan (June 24, 2012) – Insurgents caused 57 casualties in eastern Afghanistan from June 16 through June 23. They injured 43 innocent civilians, killing 14.
Khost province suffered a total of 32 wounded and 14 Afghans killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the heart of Khost city during peak business hours.
“Such barbaric attacks kill the innocent people of Afghanistan and put more of our poor people in grief. The enemies of Islam and peace must know that by such barbaric attacks like the one that happened in Khost city. They can’t break the determination of the Afghan nation to bringing prosperity and peace in our communities,” said Abdul Jabbar Naeemi, Khost provincial governor.
Despite the efforts of the enemies of Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, ISAF forces in eastern Afghanistan remain committed to partnering with their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts to secure a stable and prosperous future for the Afghan people.