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Statement on Terrorist Attacks Outside Hamid Karzai International Airport

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Statement on Terrorist Attacks Outside Hamid Karzai International Airport

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following statement following the terrorist attacks outside Hamid Karzai International Airport:

“Tragic loss of life from these reprehensible terrorist attacks at Kabul Airport today—of both American servicemembers, who put their lives on the line to protect others and shepherd American citizens and allies to safety, and of the many civilians trying to escape. With thousands more anxiously exchanging calls and messages to see if family members survived.

Each hour we remain in Kabul exposes more to such danger, but departing quickly risks abandoning so many who deserve protection. It is a painful balancing, for which I believe we can only rely on the best military assessment of the ever-changing situation as well as the most effective way to strike back at the terrorists responsible for this outrageous violence. Our determined servicemembers continue the perilous and necessary work to evacuate American citizens, green card holders, and at-risk Afghan allies, saving many lives daily through their service.”

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