The US has condemned the suicide attack on a mosque in northern Afghanistan, saying it was a “huge tragedy” and the people of that country deserved better.
“Obviously, any loss is a great tragedy, and our condolences to the families who have lost loved ones,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference on Friday.
“Certainly, we will continue to work in partnership with leaders in the region to get partners who stand by our side outside Afghanistan who want to depart. That is something that is being worked on. is, as we speak,” said Saki.
In a separate statement, State Department spokesman Ned Price said the US strongly condemns Friday’s attack on worshipers at a mosque in northern Afghanistan.
“We express our deepest condolences to the victims and their families. The Afghan people deserve a terror-free future,” Price said.
An Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a mosque filled with Shia Muslim worshipers in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 46 people and injuring dozens.