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Statements 2010

Condolences for Killing of Kunduz Governor

October 8, 2010

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack on a mosque in Takhar Province today that killed Kunduz Governor Mohammad Omar and at least a dozen others.

By attacking a place of worship, whoever was responsible has demonstrated a clear lack of disregard for the Afghan people and for the peaceful religion they practice. Our sympathies and prayers are with those who lost loved ones today.

The United States will continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Afghanistan in fighting terrorism and extremism. Together with our international partners we will continue to work with the people of Kunduz and Takhar to build a more secure and prosperous future.