U.S. Embassy Statement on January 20 Attack on Media Professionals (January 20, 2016)

January 20, 2016

We strongly condemn tonight’s attack on a bus carrying media professionals on Darulaman Road in Kabul. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time. Murdering those who work to enlighten, educate, and entertain will not stop Afghans from exercising their universal human right to freedom of expression. A vibrant media is one of the great successes of the Afghan people over the past 14 years. We stand with the Afghan people and the Afghan government as they work to build peace and security in the country.