EUPOL condemns the attack on Border Police/ANCOP Compound in Kabul

EUPOL Head of Mission Pia Stjernvall strongly condemns the attack on the Border Police and Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) Headquarters’ Compound in Kabul yesterday, 1 February 2016: “I am saddened and appalled by the attack on Border Police and ANCOP yesterday. My thoughts and deepest sympathies are very much with family, friends and colleagues of all those killed and all those injured in this terrible attack.”

Ms. Stjernvall says that an attack against Afghan Police is ultimately an attack on all the citizens of Afghanistan. “Such a repulsive attack against those who have chosen to serve the Afghans, is an attack against the people of Afghanistan. Since 2007 the EUPOL has had the honor to work with thousands of courageous Afghan men and women who want to bring security to this country as police officers. Violent death of a police officer affects us all deeply but we are committed to support the Ministry of Interior in its efforts to bring peace and stability to this country.”