The Embassy of Afghanistan released the following condolences and word of solidarity to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and the American people:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2013
Ambassador Eklil Hakimi offers his condolences to the American people
I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and innocent people injured at the Boston Marathon yesterday. We condemn this heinous act in the strongest possible terms. We greatly sympathize with those affected and offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those lost. The city of Boston, along with all of the American people, are in our thoughts and prayers.
This kind of deplorable violence is all too familiar to my fellow Afghans. We cannot let these cowardly acts diminish our resilience and drive towards a better tomorrow for all. United in our mutual pursuits, Afghans will continue to work with our American partners to combat violence around the world.
Afghan Ambassador to the United States