Foreign Secretary condemns sectarian attacks in Afghanistan and Iraq

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Foreign Secretary William Hague said he is shocked by the attacks on 5 & 6 December in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Speaking today the Foreign Secretary said:

“I was shocked by the sectarian attacks yesterday and today on innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yesterday, I attended a conference in Bonn at which the international community pledged its long term commitment to Afghanistan. That commitment will not be undermined by such acts of terrorism. Our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives.”