Memorial service held for German killed in Kabul

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15 November 2005, KABUL - A German commander vowed Tuesday that the international forces in Afghanistan would hold their ground against their attackers at a memorial service for a German soldier who was killed in a suicide bombing.

15 November 2005

KABUL - A German commander vowed Tuesday that the international forces in Afghanistan would hold their ground against their attackers at a memorial service for a German soldier who was killed in a suicide bombing.

"We will not give way to the attackers, murderers or preachers of hate," said General Hans-Christoph Ammon, leader of the German contingent in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). "We defiantly stand up to the hate-filled zealots - now more than ever."

Italian General Mauro Del Vecchio, commander of the NATO-led ISAF, expressed condolences to the German troops at the soldier's memorial service, which 1,600 troops attended at Camp Warehouse, the most important German troop base in Kabul.

The German was killed Monday in the Afghan capital along with three civilians in two suicide car bombings. The German was killed along with an Afghan civilian when one of the cars exploded at the Afghanistan election commission offices.

The second blast occurred nearly 90 minutes later and killed a woman and child. Both suicide bombers also died.

A Taleban spokesman said the remnants of Afghanistan's former ruling fundamentalist regime took responsibility for the attack.

DPA

Subject: German news

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