Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Pentagon argues that killing two military advisers in Afghanistan is unacceptable

Killing two U.S. military advisers in Afghanistan is unacceptable, said on Saturday a spokesman for the Pentagon, urging the authorities in Kabul to better protect international coalition forces in the field.
At least two U.S. military advisers of the NATO Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) were shot dead Saturday in an attack at the Ministry of Interior in Kabul, causing NATO to withdraw its personnel working in Afghan ministries.
"This act is unacceptable and I condemn with the greatest power," he said, quoted in a press spokesman for
the U.S. Department of Defense George Little.

He announced that the Pentagon chief Leon Panetta decision support General John Allen, commander of ISAF, to withdraw all personnel and added that Afghan Defence Minister General Abdul Rahim Wardak has apologized on the phone, U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Panetta "appreciated the call (by phone), urged the Afghan government to take decisive measures to protect coalition forces and to end violence in Afghanistan," said Little in press.
Wardak Panetta assured the "fullest cooperation to investigate this tragedy," the statement said. Afghan Minister also promised the creation of "strong measures to protect the ISAF personnel."
Five days after the burning of copies of the Koran in the U.S. military base in Bagram north of Kabul, violence continued in this country. The Taliban claimed responsibility for killings committed by the Ministry of the Interior by a "hero", Abdul Rahman, saying it acted "against the invaders disrespect to the sacred objects of Islam".

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