Condolences to the Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and the people of America

The Embassy of Afghanistan released the following condolences and word of solidarity to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and the American people:

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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.

Sincerely,

Eklil Hakimi
Afghan Ambassador to the United States

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About paulwtaylor

Paul is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Policy & Research and an alumnus of Seton Hall Law School and the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations. Having obtained a joint-degree in law and international relations, he has studied international security, causes of war, national security law, and international law. Additionally, Paul is a veteran of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, with deployments to both Afghanistan and to Iraq, and has worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Global Action to Prevent War. He has also participated in habeas litigation for Guantanamo Bay detainees and investigated various government policies and practices. In addition to his duties as a member of the editorial staff of TransparentPolicy.org, Paul now works at Cydecor, Inc., a defense contractor focused on naval irregular and expeditionary warfare. Paul's research and writing focuses on targeted killing, direct action, drones, and the automation of warfare.

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