The U.S. Embassy community was saddened to hear of the Croatian soldier who was killed while serving in Afghanistan, and of the injuries to two other Croatian soldiers. The United States extends its deepest condolences and sympathy to the bereaved family and friends of the Croatian soldier whose life was taken in a shameful attack. We wish those injured a swift and full recovery.
For nearly twenty years, the United States and Croatia have stood together with our NATO Allies in fighting terrorism as part of Operation Resolute Support and previous missions in Afghanistan. Today, we stand together in grief, and in gratitude for the bravery of the men and women who risk their lives to make the world a safer place.
We are grateful for our strong and enduring security partnership with Croatia and stand ready to assist at this difficult time.