Statement by U.S. Embassy Kabul Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Hugo Llorens on Terrorist Attack in Jowzjan Province, Afghanistan

February 9, 2017

The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns yesterday’s deadly attack on six staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Jowzjan Province.  Those responsible for this despicable act have a complete disregard for human life.  There is no possible justification for the murder of selfless humanitarian workers committed to alleviating suffering throughout Afghanistan.  We extend our  deepest heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the victims of this senseless and cowardly act.