Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Minister Offers Condolences on Bomb That Killed 90 in Kabul

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Minister Offers Condolences on Bomb That Killed 90 in Kabul

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Freeland offers condolences on Afghan bombing

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OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is condemning a massive suicide explosion in Kabul that killed 90 and wounded hundreds of people inside the city's so-called diplomatic zone.

The truck bomb caused serious damage in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital, including to the first floor of the Canadian embassy.

Freeland says all embassy employees are safe.

The area is home to most of the foreign embassies in the city, as well as several major government institutions, including the presidential palace.

Freeland is praising Canadian diplomats and staff for their courage and resolve in the face of what she calls a cowardly attack.

She says Afghanistan can continue to rely on Canadian support.

"Our thoughts are with the front-line workers who are responding to the traumatic scene and we grieve with the families affected," she said in a statement. …

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