U.S. Citizen Killed in Terror Attack in Afghanistan

A soldier stands next to the site of an unrelated terror attack
A soldier stands next to the site of an unrelated terror attack / Getty Images

The State Department said on Tuesday that a U.S. citizen was killed this week in a terror attack in Afghanistan on a United Nations convoy.

California resident Anil Raj, a U.S. citizen, was killed in the attack. Five other civilians were injured in the strike, including U.N. staff.

"We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victim following this tragic incident and send our best wishes for a speedy recovery for those who were injured," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in remarks confirming Raj's death.

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"Attacks targeting U.N. personnel working to help the Afghan people are unconscionable, and we condemn this act in the strongest possible terms," Pompeo said.