Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on the terrorist attack in Kabul today (23 July):
While we in Germany are still mourning the victims of yesterday’s callous shooting, there has been a terrible terrorist attack in Afghanistan today. The attackers detonated their deadly bombs in the midst of a peaceful demonstration. Clearly, they too aimed to kill and injure as many people as possible. We share the pain of the families and friends of the victims. In this situation in particular, it is important that the country take a united stance against terrorism. We share the hope for a peaceful future in Afghanistan.