U.S. Embassy Statement on Kabul Shrine Attack (October 12, 2016)

October 12, 2016

We strongly condemn yesterday evening’s attack on worshippers at Kabul’s Kart-e-Sakhi shrine and extend our deepest condolences to families and friends of the victims of this senseless and cowardly act.

This attack is another demonstration of contempt for religious tolerance and communal harmony by the enemies of peace and progress in Afghanistan. As demonstrated at the recent Brussels Conference, we and our international partners remain committed to standing with the people of Afghanistan in working toward a peaceful and prosperous future.