Pelosi Statement on Terrorist Attack Outside Kabul Airport

Aug 26, 2021
Press Release

Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,


San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the terrorist attack outside Kabul airport, which killed dozens of people, including U.S. servicemembers, and injured scores more:


“The United States House of Representatives strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack outside Kabul airport.  We mourn the loss of every innocent life taken, and we join every American in heartbreak over the deaths of the servicemembers killed.


“Since the end of July, over 100,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan with the assistance of the U.S. military and allied forces.  As we continue this process, Congress, on a bipartisan basis, remains deeply concerned about the security and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.  As we work with the Biden Administration to bring stability to the situation, Congress must continue to be kept closely informed, which is why I have requested that the Executive Branch continue to brief Members.  At the same time, our Committees of Jurisdiction will continue to hold briefings on Afghanistan.


“As we pray for the lives lost, the many injured and their families, Congress and the Country are grateful to our military, diplomatic and intelligence communities for their courage and patriotism.”


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