Pascrell Statement on Terrorist Attack in Afghanistan
Washington, DC, August 26, 2021
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today mourned the death of at least 11 U.S. Marines, a Navy medic and afghan civilians and hundreds injured in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
“I am devastated by the tragic loss of life, especially the brave U.S. soldiers murdered on a mission to protect others and those who aided our troops. These courageous individuals were murdered by terrorists. I am praying for the innocent lives lost and for their loved ones. Today’s tragic deaths must add urgency to the withdrawal of all American citizens and evacuees from Afghanistan immediately. I hope fervently these heroes are the last Americans who will die in this conflict."