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Statement 2012

U.S. Embassy Expresses Condolences over Incident in Kandahar Province

March 11, 2012

The United States extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of today’s tragic shooting incident in Kandahar province.  We are saddened by this violent act against our Afghan friends.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and their entire community.   U.S. Forces are providing the highest level of care for those injured.  We are still attempting to ascertain the facts.  The incident is under investigation and a United States service member has been detained. 

We are committed to an enduring partnership with Afghanistan to obtain greater peace and security in the region, which is our common interest.  We deplore any attack by a member of the U.S. Armed Forces against innocent civilians, and denounce all violence against civilians.  We assure the people of Afghanistan that the individual or individuals responsible for this act will be identified and brought to justice.