Condolences and words of respect pour in for Czech soldiers killed in bombing

President Miloš Zeman, the head of the Czech Armed Forces, expressed deep sorrow over the news of the deaths of three Czech soldiers in Afghanistan, adding that the tragedy must not deter the international forces from the fight against terrorism.

Condolences and words of acknowledgement are streaming in from Czech politicians across the board.

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said on Twitter the three soldiers were national heroes and expressed deep respect for the fact that they had laid down their lives for the country.

Jana Černochová from the Civic Democrats said she was deeply moved and proud off all the Czech soldiers who were risking their lives to defend our freedom far from home.