I condemn in the strongest terms last night’s heinous attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. Such violence has no place here or anywhere in the world. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims. I also commend the bravery and quick response of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. The U.S. Embassy is in close contact with Afghan authorities, who are continuing to investigate the incident.
Afghanistan deserves peace and security – not deliberate and murderous attacks on innocent civilians. My government and the people of the United States stand with the Afghan government and people in fighting terrorism and working to bring peace and security to Afghanistan.
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