WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:

"I strongly condemn today’s terrorist attack in Kabul. The murder of more than 80 people is a clear reminder of the devastation and instability that terrorists have created in Afghanistan over the past 15 years.

"While Afghan authorities carry out the sad, but all too familiar work of healing the wounded, restoring calm, and repairing the damage, the Trump Administration still has no strategy to wind down the conflict in Afghanistan.  Donald Trump might like the feeling of dropping the Mother of All Bombs, but it won't bring stability and it isn't a plan to prevent future attacks.  Rather, we need to train Afghan security forces and promote a political solution to bring an end to the violence."