BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement on the terrorist attack that occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan today:
“Today is a hard day. A heinous terrorist attack outside of Kabul airport left dozens of innocent civilians killed and injured. Amongst them were 12 American service members killed and 15 wounded as they were processing U.S. citizens and Afghan allies through the airport.
“I express my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of our service members and the Afghan civilians harmed by this attack. This attack is a painful reminder of the danger that our brave troops and our diplomats face in helping thousands of American citizens and allies escape. As a nation, we are indebted to their selflessness, courage, and compassion.”