The U.S. Embassy in Kabul condemns yesterday’s reprehensible attack on a convoy of NATO forces in Kandahar, which tragically led to the deaths of two American service members. These brave soldiers and their team of international colleagues were working shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghan security forces to achieve security and prosperity for all Afghans. We commend their service, offer our condolences to their families and friends, and we wish the wounded a speedy recovery.
These cowardly attacks against courageous coalition and Afghan forces demonstrate yet again that the Taliban are fighting against a peaceful, democratic, and secure future for the Afghan people with no regard for the value of human life. They are on the wrong side of history. We remain steadfast in our resolve to continue to stand with the Afghan people against all acts of terrorism against them and their country.