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Terror attacks in Kabul will not disrupt Afghan run-off: U.S.

2009-10-29 08:33 BJT

Special Report: Afghan presidential election |

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The United States said on Wednesday that the latest terror attacks in Kabul will not disrupt Afghanistan's Nov. 7 presidential run-off election

Condemning the deadly attack earlier in the day on a UN guest house in central Kabul, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that "the administration is confident that there are the appropriate resources to conduct an election and that the will of the Afghan people won't be thwarted."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is on a visit to Pakistan, also strongly condemned the "cowardly" attack in Kabul.

"The United States remains steadfast in its support for the United Nations and its vital work to help the Afghan people," she said in a statement.

Taliban forces besieged a guesthouse in central Kabul early Wednesday morning, killing 12 people and injured many others. The guesthouse was known for housing employees of humanitarian and UN agencies.

Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: Xinhua