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Statements 2010

Bombings in Kandahar

April 16, 2010

The United States strongly condemns the bombings that occurred last night in Kandahar City. This senseless act of violence took the lives of Afghan citizens and wounded numerous others from the international community, including American citizens.

Those killed and injured last night were in Afghanistan tirelessly working to deliver much-needed development, economic opportunity and electricity to the people of Kandahar. The terrorists who carried out this attack are clearly not interested in improving the lives of Kandaharis.

Our sympathies go out to the families affected by this tragedy. The United States remains undeterred in standing with the Afghan people against the scourge of terrorism.