Holbrooke regrets 'not Indian' comment on Kabul attack

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New Delhi, Mar 5 (ANI): United State Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard C Holbrooke has expressed regret over the misunderstanding caused by his 'not-Indian' comment on the February 26 Kabul terror attack in which at least six Indians were killed and around 10 injured.

Holbrooke said, " I did not say Indians were not the target, but that initially it looked like the target was not an official Indian facility. Early reports on events like this are often unreliable, and I try not to jump to conclusions."

"We all know that Indian citizens have and continue to be targeted by terrorists, including inside Afghanistan. My heart goes out to the families of all of the victims," he added.

Holbrooke further said, "The International community and the Afghan people deeply appreciate the very substantial humanitarian and reconstruction assistance that India provides Afghanistan."

"The willingness of India to take risks and make sacrifices to help Afghanistan is testament to India's commitment global peace and prosperity and a vital part of the international commitment to Afghanistan's future," he added. (ANI)

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