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Sayed Malik Maluk
I have always said that it is better to equip Afghan forces. If we are not equipped better, the situation will not improve. I have said this repeatedly to foreign commanders. We need better and more modern gear, especially for the air force.feedback
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Apr 16 2017
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, John Kerry, Hamid Karzai and Timor Sharan, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Kabul. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 82 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 99 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Anders Fogh Rasmussen is: “I am very confident. I had an opportunity to observe Afghan special operation forces in action some weeks ago when I visited Kabul. I was very impressed so I feel sure that the Afghan security forces will be able to take full responsibility for the security be the end of 2014 when we have handed over responsibility.”.
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Obaidullah Barekzai

This is not the first attack by the Islamic States group, they have carried out several bloody attacks in Kabul.feedback

Ashraf Ghani

All women must unanimously stand against such acts. A hospital is a place that is considered immune in any law, any religion and sect. Attacking a hospital is an attack against the entire people of Afghanistan and against all the women of Afghanistan.feedback

Najib Danish

Right now, police forces have started a clearing up operation inside the police compound.feedback

Abdul Nasir Ziaee

Two terrorists entered a building. One blew himself up and the second was shot by Afghan security forces.feedback

Mohammad Karim

The poor can't dig deep wells, but that doesn't mean they should die of thirst.feedback

Mohammad Karim

The government mustn't allow people to dig deep wells because it has caused many problems.feedback

Aslam Khan

The increase in population and drought has resulted in a shortage of water in Kabul, so more people are demanding deeper wells to get it.feedback

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

Those behind today's bombing and other such despicable acts must face justice.feedback

Nader Khan

I warn my son every day about the cars coming from the Kabul side. The drivers are completely careless and I fear for my son's life. It pains me to see him work, and I would rather see him go to school. But what he earns now is the only income we have in the family.feedback

Ali Madad Nasiri

It was early morning and I was sleeping when four policemen came to my home and arrested me. I didn't have a chance to take my clothes, cellphone and laptop - all left behind.feedback

Pernille Kardel

Religious and ethnic tolerance are values the Afghan people hold strongly. I urge the Afghan authorities to do everything possible to defend Afghans of all faiths.feedback

Ewaz Ali

Suddenly, a huge explosion happened, then everything went dark.feedback

Champa Patel - Amnesty International

The attack on a Shia mosque in Kabul is a horrific and deliberate attack on civilians. The Afghan authorities must investigate this crime immediately and bring the perpetrators to justice. They have a duty to take effective measures to protect Shia Muslims from attacks and end impunity for previous abuses against the Shia community.feedback

John Nicholson

On behalf of the men and women of Resolute Support, we offer our condolences to the families of the innocent men, women and children killed and wounded in today's attack. We will continue to stand with our Afghan partners and do everything possible to secure a peaceful, stable Afghanistan.feedback

Najib Danish

The suicide bomber was on a motorbike and detonated himself in the Pul Mahmood Khan area (in Kabul). The target of the attack is unclear but there were casualties.feedback

Sayed Zia Hussaini

We selected the engineers by only considering their expertise and experience. It was a transparent process and women engineers went through the same selection process as their male counterparts.feedback

Zahra Jafari

Our participation in this important project breaks the taboo that considers women to be too weak to work on construction projects. It's a huge responsibility on each and every one of us. We strive for excellence and work hard to achieve success beyond expectation. And we want to prove that women are capable of implementing national projects.feedback

Sardar Hedayat

People were gathered inside the shrine for worshipping when the attackers arrived, first they shot the policemen at the gate of the shrine and then they entered the compound.feedback

Jawad Peikar

Our goal is to give the women their fair share in the property. Up to 70 percent of residential homes are unplanned constructions in all major cities of Afghanistan.feedback

Mansoor Naderi

In the team we've built here, we've got over 100 young graduates. Twenty percent of the technical engineers you see here are female.feedback

Mansoor Naderi

Obviously, we are looking at other countries with similar experiences to ours.feedback

Sayed Ahmad Gilani

I hope that this is the beginning of a permanent peace in our country.feedback

Timor Sharan - The International Crisis Group

The deal will have little impact on the dynamics of the conflict. The government's rationale is that by luring Hekmatyar on board, other insurgent groups might be encouraged to consider peace too.feedback

Lanny Cordola

Everybody in Afghanistan will pick up a guitar and sing and make music. You know, when people are singing and making music, they are not hurting each other. So it's you know music is a healing force, it's a peace making force, it's a way to communicate things without even having to know languages, it's sort of a transcendent way of communication.feedback

Ahmad Shaheer

We are stuck inside our classroom and there are bursts of gunfire.feedback

Ned Price

We send our thoughts and prayers to the families and loved ones of those killed and our heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery to those wounded. We further reaffirm the support of the United States for the Afghan government and people as they continue to build a more stable, secure, and prosperous Afghanistan.feedback

Massoud Hossaini - Associated Press

My wife called me from Canada and I just told her that probably I may die here and say goodbye to her.feedback

Sediq Sediqi

There are two gunmen hiding inside the building and a clearing operation is ongoing to eliminate them.feedback

Abdul Kabir

I don't have any other choice. My life is at risk. If Afghanistan returns to peace one day, I'll be able to come back to help rebuild it. But, I don't know when that will be.feedback

Jawad Rezayee

We have lost many of our family and friends here, We have come here to bury our martyred and name the hill the martyred hill.feedback

Ashraf Ghani

I promise you I will take revenge against the culprits. I have ordered the attorney general to set up a commission to investigate this incident.feedback

John Nicholson

Our condolences go out to those who are affected by today's attack. We strongly condemn the actions of Afghanistan's enemies of peace and remain firmly committed to supporting our Afghan partners and the National Unity Government.feedback

Zabihulhah Mujahid

We would never take part in any incident that divides the Afghan people.feedback

Sushma Swaraj

I am happy to inform you that Judith D'Souza has been rescued. Judith D'Souza is with us – safe and in good spirits. She will reach her Motherland at the earliest. Vande Mataram. She has spoken with Judith.feedback

Thomas Ruttig

It was much quicker than most people expected, including myself. It shows that the Taliban are keen not to have a new conflict.feedback

Bruce Riedel - The Brookings Institution

Prospects for the Afghan peace process remain poor. The Taliban leadership including the new commander Mullah Akhundzada believe military victory is only a matter of time.feedback

Sayed Zafar Hashemi

Latest developments offer Taliban groups opportunity to end violence and resume peaceful life; else they will face the fate of their leadership.feedback

Nicholas Haysom

Attacks against judicial authorities are cowardly and contrary to international humanitarian law. the mission urges "authorities to do everything in their power to ensure adequate protection of judicial officials.feedback

John Kerry

We have had longstanding conversations with Pakistan and Afghanistan about this objective with respect to Mullah Mansour, and both countries' leaders were notified of the air strike. Mullah Mansour, as I said a moment ago, has been actively involved in planning attacks in Kabul, across Afghanistan, presenting a threat to Afghan civilians and to the coalition forces that are there.feedback

Abdul Rauf Safari

We will no longer accept discrimination and there is no way the government can ignore us this time.feedback

Dawlat Waziri

It was a crowded area and it is hard to say now how many of them were from the defense ministry.feedback

Andrew Wilder

The last thing we need is a big political crisis calling into question the legitimacy of the national unity government in September.feedback

John Kerry

Democracy requires credible institutions. Even more than that, it requires a willingness of people ... from different political and ethnic and geographic factions to be able to come together and work for a common good.feedback

Bill Murray

I haven't felt this way about a movie in a very long time. I haven't felt this way in a long time – that something unusual was happening, that we were really jumping over what was written and what was expected, making something much better than what we walked into at 6 o'clock in the morning.feedback

Kate Hudson

I always get a little nervous before movies anyway. But then you work with someone like Bill Murray and you definitely start thinking of all the work that you've admired for so long, you know, I wanted to have good chemistry with him and stuff so… but it was amazing. It was such a great, such a great experience.feedback

Eric Tremblay - NATO

It is planned, anticipated, that right before election day, that there will be a surge of activity by the insurgents.feedback

Mohammad Mukhtar

It is the duty of Muslims to react. When their holy book, the Koran, gets burnt in public, then there is nothing left. If this happens, I think people's first reaction will be to kill any Americans they come across.feedback

Hamid Karzai

We say the same thing; Maybe we won't need a second round and Abdulla won.feedback

Veronique de Keyser

It's a country where everything remains to be done for women – to be conquered. Safety is particularly fragile, the further you get away from Kabul. Then there is the level of education, health, women dying in labour… And the rate of infant mortality is one of the highest in the world.feedback

Mali Khan

They are focusing on the east of Afghanistan but they are spreading their activities into Kabul.feedback

Imtiaz Gul

It doesn't really mean a big, fatal or terminal blow to al Qaeda, because Osama bin Laden has left behind a legacy which he stood for, he propagated and in the process he was able to create a lot of local al Qaedas.feedback

Abdullah Abdullah

I think it is mainly the show of solidarity with mujahadeen in Afghanistan with those millions of people who fought during Jihad against the Soviet Union and also during resistance for liberation of Afghanistan against Taliban and Al Qaeda.feedback

Ghulam Hussain

We have our own national army and national police who can stand against any enemy like the Taliban, Pakistan and Iran.feedback

David Cameron

I am delighted that that rescue attempt has been successful. All four hostages are now safely back at the British Embassy in Kabul. None of our soldiers was injured. A number of Taliban and hostage-takers have been killed.feedback

Farid Ahmad

Believe me, I have cried in my cell, begging that God will punish the people who manipulated me into killing innocent people.feedback

Nasrat Yar

I don't know why I was arrested, on what charge. I was working for the Karzai government in the disarmament programme – on disarming, demobilising and reintegration. I was getting ready for sundown prayers one day when soldiers stormed my house.feedback

Zuhra Alamyar

Every day there is more of this violence and these killings. We want the government to take serious action to stop it.feedback

Sima Samar

We want the government to take serious steps in this case of the killing of women, to bring the culprits to trial.feedback

Kjell Magne Bondevik

The education must be truthful and that means that different groups cannot only reproduce their truth. Peace starts at home, peace starts in school, bringing people together, giving them a shared history, so they can have a shared understanding of the future – that is the key.feedback

Hamid Karzai

The government and people should start this year by realizing that the reality is that defending our the soil is our own responsibility.feedback

Anders Fogh Rasmussen - NATO

While he will no longer be the commander, the approach he helped put in place is the right one. The strategy continues to have NATO support and our forces will continue to carry it out.feedback

Anders Fogh Rasmussen - NATO

I am very confident. I had an opportunity to observe Afghan special operation forces in action some weeks ago when I visited Kabul. I was very impressed so I feel sure that the Afghan security forces will be able to take full responsibility for the security be the end of 2014 when we have handed over responsibility.feedback

Mustapha Bag - Euronews

Tens of thousands of people live in this Kabul neighbourhood with no water or reliable electricity supply. People collect containers of water here and take them home. There's only water here for a few hours every day. These people want the new president to look after them and provide an adequate infrastructure.feedback

Anders Fogh Rasmussen - NATO

We have seen Afghans defying threats of intimidation and violence to exercise their democratic rights and I would like to say that seen from a security point of view, the elections today have been a success, not least thanks to the efforts by the Afghan national security forces.feedback

Hamid Karzai

The Afghan people are yet to see their aspirations realised through strong, effective and accountable national institutions. Chronic under-investment of state capacity building, the existence of parallel structures and the permeation of corruption and a culture of impunity, have undermined the development of institutions in terms of strength and credibility.feedback

Heather Barr - Human Rights Watch

It shows the limited capacity of the government to provide rule of law in areas that are controlled by the Taliban. But what is even more frustrating is that in areas that are under government control we still don't see an approach to dealing with these cases, that really honours the elimination of violence against women.feedback

Georgette Gagnon

It is important to note that incidents of violence against women still remain largely under-reported due to cultural constraints, social norms and taboos, customary practices in discrimination against women. Also, prevailing insecurity and weak rule of law have hampered women's access to formal justice institutions.feedback

Ahmad Ajman

When I got out and started walking, the explosion happened. The same type of car that I was in was destroyed. The target was an American car. A lot people were killed and wounded and I saw them them being evacuated to hospital.feedback

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Members of the Hezb-i-Islami has stopped brother killing and will refrain from the destruction of the country.feedback

Hashmat Stanikzai

A suicide bomber detonated his car loaded with explosives in front of a guesthouse used by foreign and Afghan citizens and now a number of suicide bombers are apparently inside. A gunfight is under way. There are no reports of possible casualties.feedback

Anwarullah Khan

There was a big bang which wounded some people. I don't know the exact number of wounded but it was really powerful.feedback

Haroon Mir

If there are any attacks on the day of the election, there is no motivation for the people to go out and take a risk to vote for candidates. Most of them, they don't know them and we have a large number of candidates.feedback

Waheed Omar

While we commend Dr Abdullah for being very brave, for having run a very good campaign, for having been a very good contender in the elections, we believe it is very unfortunate he has withdrawn his name from the second round, but, all that said, we believe that the elections have to go on, the process has to complete itself, the people of Afghanistan have to be given the right to vote.feedback

Josef Blotz - NATO

I think this is a very very tragic incident which is very deplorable because for four, five months we have not had such a tragic incident.feedback

Mohammed Omar Daudzai

In order to return to its main duty – which is to uncover and fight crime and focus on law enforcement – our police force needs training. This is going very well in Afghanistan and abroad. At home, we have one police academy. We have police training centres in the provinces and we have a staff college. In Kabul, we have the security command training centre, and soon we'll open the first police academy for women, in Bamian province with help from Europol.feedback

Mohammed Omar Daudzai

One of my top priorities in the past eight months [since taking on this post] has been to increase the number of women in the ministry at various levels. For example, for the first time, the commander of Kabul police District Number One is a woman. The Deputy Commander of security at Kabul Airport is a woman. In the same way, we have plans to increase the number of women at all the different levels of the ministry.feedback

John Kerry

It is important that whoever is president is recognised by the people as having become president through a legitimate process. The results that were announced on Monday are preliminary, they are neither authoritative nor final. And no one should be stating a victory at this point in time.feedback

Abdullah Abdullah

We will never take part in a puppet government which is controlled by foreign forces. The Kabul government is made of thieves, corrupt people and criminals.feedback

Hamid Rahimi

Yes, that's exactly right, that's what I'm thinking, when you walk across Afghanistan, Kabul, for example, you see the images of the heroes everywhere, people who I won't name, who become important thanks to their military career. I want to change that, I want sporting champions to take the place of the military or the soldier. When I was young my idol was Michael Jordan.feedback

Hamid Rahimi

I know Kabul very well and the inhabitants of this city. The situation has deteriorated compared to the time of the Taliban, there were not as many poor children in the streets as we see today.feedback

Jay Carney

This was a deeply unfortunate incident that does not reflect the great respect that military has for the religious practices of the Afghan people. Our military leaders have apologised, as I mentioned, for this unintentional action and ISAF is leading an investigation to understand what happened.feedback

Francois Hollande

Our withdrawal will be orderly and co-ordinated. More than 2000 of you will be back in France before the year's end. It's a big challenge to organise and in logistical terms. As the General has said, it's a real operation, and there will be risks.feedback

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