U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO
November 06, 2020
Condemning the Assassination of Abdul Wase Ghafari
The United States condemns the assassination of Abdul Wase Ghafari, the father of Mayor Zarifa Ghafari, in Kabul. Since I awarded Mayor Ghafari the International Women of Courage Award in March 2020, she has survived two assassination attempts. We extend our deepest condolences to Mayor Ghafari, her family, and her community.
Every effort must be made to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice. The United States stands with Mayor Ghafari and the people of Afghanistan.