EUPOL condemns the terrorist attack on the American University of Afghanistan

Kabul, 25 August 2016. EUPOL Afghanistan sends its deepest condolences to the victims of yesterday’s despicable attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul.

We strongly condemn this heinous attack on unarmed civilians who were in no way engaged in combat ­­but who were rather simply going about their daily lives. The terror attack on the university campus claimed lives and injured many.

“This attack on young people who are striving to secure a better future for themselves and their families, on students pursuing their fundamental right to education is unjustifiable,” says EUPOL Head of Mission Ms. Pia Stjernvall. “Our hearts go out to the victims and their families and all those affected by this attack.”

EUPOL Afghanistan is the European Union’s civilian police mission in Afghanistan. It has since its establishment in 2007 supported the reform efforts of the Afghan Government in building a civilian police service that operates within an improved rule of law framework and in respect of human rights.