Friday 15 May 2015

The British Council is deeply saddened that a consultant working on a programme managed by the British Council in Afghanistan was among those killed in the attack at Park Palace Guest House on May 13. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with their family at this tragic time.

Notes to Editor

The British Council works in English, Art and Education and on the development of civil society in Afghanistan.

FCO statement published May 14 at approx. 16:15 BST

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has condemned last night’s Kabul attack and confirmed the death of a British dual national.

The Foreign Secretary said: 

“I strongly condemn this terrorist attack in Kabul for which the Taliban have claimed responsibility.  I can confirm that a dual British-Afghan national, who was working for the British Council, died in the attack. His family has been informed and consular staff are providing support at this difficult time. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. 

“This incident brings home to us once again the courage and perseverance of the people of Afghanistan and members of the international community who support them.
“These callous acts of terrorism against innocent civilians must not be allowed to threaten a more peaceful future for Afghanistan.”