U.S. Embassy Kabul Statement on Attack in Sar-e Pul Province

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul strongly condemns the reported August 5 killing of dozens of civilians and Afghan Local Police forces in the Sayad district of Sar-e Pul province.  For insurgent fighters to mercilessly execute innocent villagers and those who serve to protect them proves once again that these terrorist groups are a force of evil in Afghanistan.

We extend our deepest heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims of these inhumane and cowardly acts. We believe Afghanistan deserves peace and security – not deliberate and murderous attacks that victimize innocent Afghans. We stand with the Government of National Unity and the people of Afghanistan in condemning these barbarous attacks.