August 26, 2021

Van Hollen Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Kabul

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan:

“My thoughts are with the loved ones of the U.S. service members killed today in Kabul as they sacrificed their own lives to save others – as well as with the families of the innocent Afghan civilians who lost their lives. The U.S. cannot and will not be silent in the face of these attacks – we must bring to justice the terrorists who committed these heinous acts as we work to extract others from harm’s way. 

“I am closely tracking the events in Kabul. We must work to establish stability on the ground and remain focused on securing the safety of U.S. citizens, our troops, and our Afghan partners. I’m grateful to all who are contributing to this mission, and I will continue to do everything in my power to support them.”