Ambassador Bakhtari expresses her condolence for the loss of a Norwegian soldier

Press statement attributable to H.E. Ambassador Manizha Bakhtari.
Oslo, January 25th, 2010

Updated: (1.25.2010)

Oslo, Norway

On behalf of the people, the government, and the Embassy of Afghanistan, I express my deepest condolences to the people of Norway for the loss of a Norwegian soldier in Afghanistan.

The soldier who was a part of the Norwegian led PRT Task Unit was killed earlier today by a roadside explosion on their way to a link up with fellow soldiers from the Afghan National Army in Ghormach district of Faryab province.

The people of Afghanistan are grateful towards the people of Norway for their generous support to Afghanistan and for their commitment to the cause of peace and development in the world. The sacrifice offered by the Norwegian soldier exemplifies this deep commitment, and the Afghan people honour his memory.

We send our deepest condolences to the Norwegian people and government, and the family and friends of the brave soldier.

Ambassador Manizha Bakhtari
Embassy of Afghanistan, Oslo
Accredited to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland

For more information please contact: 

 Ayesha Wolasmal, Media Relations Officer
+47 93632052 

Zahir Mohammad, Assistant, Media Branch
+47 47804617

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