France condemns 'odious' Afghan mosque bombing
France on Friday called a bomb attack at a mosque in Afghanistan which killed 20 people including a provincial governor "an odious act" and reaffirmed its support for the Afghan people.
"This odious act demonstrates once again that terrorists in Afghanistan have no respect for human life, and are attacking the very symbols of Afghan democracy and religion," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
France wanted to reassure the Afghan people and government "of its determination to remain at their sides to work for lasting stability in Afghanistan," the ministry added.
Mohammad Omar, who was governor of Kunduz, one of the regions of northern Afghanistan most troubled by Taliban insurgents, was killed by a bomb Friday in the town of Taluqan in his home province of Takhar.
© 2010 AFP