The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s vicious attack in Jalalabad on the provincial Refugee Department, and the attacks that Jalalabad has experienced recently. We extend our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of all the victims. We remember and salute those dedicated and brave individuals who are working for Afghanistan’s most vulnerable citizens.
We stand with the people and government of Afghanistan in their fight against terrorism and commend the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces for their continuous efforts to keep Afghanistan safe in the face of such attacks. The United States remains steadfast in our commitment to work with our Afghan partners to combat terrorism and to secure peace in the year ahead.