KABUL, Afghanistan (April 21, 2017) — “The attack on the 209th Corps today shows the barbaric nature of the Taliban. They killed soldiers at prayer in a mosque and others in a dining facility.
All of us at the NATO Resolute Support Mission condemn such murderous and reprehensible actions.
The Afghan National Defence and Security Forces and the people of Afghanistan have my personal assurance that we will continue to stand with them. We support our valuable friends and partners in the fight against terrorism.
I want to praise the Afghan Commandos who brought today’s atrocity to an end. Our thoughts are with the brave soldiers martyred today and their comrades, families and friends.”