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Comments by U.S. Department of State Spokesperson

The following is attributable to U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale summoned Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib March 14 to reject the public comments attributed to National Security Advisor Mohib criticizing the U.S. approach to reconciliation.  Under Secretary Hale underscored the longstanding U.S. assistance and ...
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U.S. Embassy Kabul Celebrates International Women’s Day

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, U.S. Ambassador Bass hosted the “Generations of Change” luncheon focused on facilitating mentoring relationships between different generations of female Afghan leaders. At the event, Ambassador Bass celebrated the central role women play in improving their communities and in bettering the lives of all Afghans.  He ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Abdul Ali Mazari Commemoration Gathering Attack

The United States strongly condemns the attack at a gathering commemorating the life of Afghan leader Abdul Ali Mazari in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood of Kabul today.  We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims.  This shameless act of terrorism reveals the cowardice and cruelty of those who perpetuate violence in ...
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United States Assistance to Flood Affected Afghans

In response to severe flooding affecting nine provinces in Afghanistan, the United States through USAID is working with partners to provide life-saving aid to people affected by the flooding.  This critical assistance will provide emergency shelter, hygiene kits, food, and high energy biscuits that serve as temporary meal replacements. The United States is the largest ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (March 4, 2019)

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event:  Kidnapping Threats against U.S. Citizens As of March 2019, there is credible evidence that U.S. citizens continue to be priority kidnapping targets for violent extremist organizations and criminal kidnap for ransom gangs. In particular, American citizens in the western police districts of Kabul City may be specifically targeted.  This includes American citizens working ...
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