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DEADLY ATTACK AT KABUL AIRPORT

August 27, 2021

Labor condemns in the strongest terms the attack at Kabul airport.

This was a despicable act against Afghans seeking security and those who were helping them. We note Islamic State Khorasan Province has claimed responsibility.

We grieve with the people of Afghanistan today.

We grieve with our US allies - their work has saved many thousands of people.

US forces have played a crucial role in the evacuation operation, ensuring safe passage for around 4,000 Australians and visa holders, alongside our ADF.

We thank them for their bravery and sacrifice.

Labor is greatly relieved that all Australian personnel are safe.

We remain gravely concerned for Australian citizens and visa holders who remain in Afghanistan and can no longer safely travel to Kabul airport.

We will be seeking updates from the Morrison Government on what this means for the operation going forward.

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