Tester, Moran Statement on Kabul Terrorist Attacks

(U.S. Senate) – Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement today in response to the dozens of U.S. servicemembers and Afghan civilians affected by today’s terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan:

“Our prayers are with the families and loved ones of the brave servicemembers and civilians killed and injured in today’s terrorist attacks. Our priority must be the safety of U.S. citizens, personnel, and our Afghan partners. We extend our unyielding support and gratitude to the hundreds of thousands of servicemembers and veterans who served and sacrificed in Afghanistan, including those who gave their lives today.”

For veterans in need during this difficult time, please call the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) crisis line at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) or text 838255, visit local Vet centers, or access any of VA’s mental health services online at www.MentalHealth.va.gov.