Statement by U.S. Ambassador John R. Bass on the Attack Near Kabul University

Statement by U.S. Ambassador John R. Bass on the Attack Near Kabul University 

I was deeply saddened by the shameful attack near Kabul University today, at the start of the new year.  The violence marred what should have been a day of celebration for many Afghans.  My thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims, for whom the year 1397 already has been marked by tragedy.

I continue to hope that every citizen of Afghanistan soon will be able to live in peace, without fear of indiscriminate attacks by terrorists who have no respect for human life.  The United States and its people remain steadfast in their commitment to working with our Afghan partners to combat terrorism and to secure peace in the year ahead.