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Quigley Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul

Aug 26, 2021
Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, which resulted in several U.S. service member deaths and injuries:

“I am devastated that American service members and Afghan civilians have been killed and injured in attacks in Kabul. My thoughts are with the families and friends of those lost, and with every member of our armed forces around the world, who I know mourn as well.

“The service men and women on the ground in Afghanistan represent the best and most courageous among us. They have engaged in an unprecedented evacuation effort in the face of incredible personal risk to help American citizens and innocent Afghans who deserve our aid. As the threat remains high, Congress has an obligation to ensure that our military and diplomatic personnel in Kabul have the support they need to continue their work. We must also remain committed to our mission of assisting refugees and push back against any who may attempt to fearmonger in the wake of these attacks.

“I remain grateful to our service members, diplomatic personnel, and intelligence community for their dedication and service.”