Statement by the Press Secretary/ Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan

October 9, 2009

  1. The Government of Japan is deeply shocked and angered by the suicide bombing nearby the Embassy of India in Kabul, Afghanistan on 8th October which resulted in a large number of casualties including officials of Afghanistan National Police. We express our heartfelt sympathy for the victims and send condolences to the bereaved families. We also express sympathy for those injured and pray for their early recovery.
  2. The Government of Japan firmly condemns the bombing that reportedly targeted at the Embassy of India as an inexcusable act, involving innocent people. We strongly blame terrorism in any forms and manifestations and reiterate our stance that there can be no justification, whatsoever, for any acts of terrorism.
  3. We hope that the people of Afghanistan and India will overcome this tragedy. We are resolved to continue our cooperation with international community to defeat terrorism.