Washington, D.C. - In response to the deadly overnight attack on the compound of Development Alternatives, Inc., a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) implementing partner in Afghanistan, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah has issued the following statement:
Our deepest sympathies and condolences are with the families of the victims of the attack on the residence and office of DAI, a USAID implementing partner in Kunduz City. Like our staff and others in the development community, these dedicated individuals worked day in and day out with the Government of Afghanistan, and our Afghan and international partners to tackle difficult and dangerous situations in order to help provide a better life for all Afghan people. We strongly condemn this attack and will not tolerate such attempts at intimidation. This incident underscores the importance of the international community's ongoing efforts to help bring about a stable and secure Afghanistan in partnership with the Afghan people.
Last updated: June 15, 2012