Washington, DC – Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today hailed the brave sacrifices of USAID workers killed in an attack in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

“Our hearts go out to the victims of today’s senseless attack on humanitarian assistance workers in Kunduz, and their families, friends and colleagues.  The bombing serves to highlight the grave risks that our civilian aid professionals face on a daily basis in their efforts to protect U.S. national security and reduce the suffering of innocent Afghanis, who often bear the brunt of the Taliban’s brutal tactics.”