Ambassador Bakhtari expresses her condolence for the loss of two Swedish officers

Press statement attributable to H.E. Ambassador Manizha Bakhtari.
Oslo, February 8th, 2010


Oslo, Norway

On behalf of the people, the government, and the Embassy of Afghanistan, I express my deepest condolences to the people of Sweden for the loss of two Swedish soldiers in Afghanistan.

The officers belonged to the Swedish PRT unit in Mazar-e-Sharif and were shot at in the western part of the city, resulting in the tragic loss of both the officers.

The people of Afghanistan are grateful towards the people of Sweden 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 Swedish officers exemplifies this deep commitment, and the Afghan people honour their efforts.

We send our deepest condolences to the Swedish people and government, and the family and friends of the officers.

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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