Bagram attack won’t affect our mission in Afghanistan: US
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Obama administration Monday condemned the terrorist attack at the Bagram airport, saying the incident would not affect its counter-terrorism mission in Afghanistan.
“The United States condemns this cowardly attack on members of the US and Afghan forces, and we remain committed to supporting the Afghan people and their government,” the White House press secretary said.
Josh Earnest added the US would continue to work together with Afghanistan to promote stability there; they would not relent in the mission to counter the threat of terrorism plaguing the region.
“We express our deepest condolences to the families of the six US service members killed and to all of those injured in the Taliban attack near Bagram Airfield. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and their loved ones,” he said.
The US troops died after a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack on their patrol outside the air base on Monday afternoon. Earnest called the attack a painful reminder of the dangers the US troops faced every day in Afghanistan.
Defence Secretary Carter, who visited Afghanistan on Friday, said American troops were working diligently alongside their Afghan partners to build a brighter future for the Afghan people. Their dedicated efforts would continue despite the tragic event, he promised.
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