Pakistan- Torkham bomb attack- Communique issued by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
(Paris, 27 August 2009)
We condemn yesterday’s bomb attack in the
town of Torkham in north-west Pakistan, which, according to the latest report,
killed 15 people, mostly police.
In these painful circumstances, France
extends her condolences to the Pakistani government and people, the victims’
families and close friends.
This tragic event is once again a reminder
of the heavy toll exacted daily on the Pakistani police and army in their battle
France wants to reaffirm once more that
she stands at Pakistan’s side in her battle against armed extremism./.