THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
The attack on American diplomatic personnel in Pakistan today outrages all Americans. I have instructed relevant U.S. government agencies to work with the Government of Pakistan to apprehend the perpetrators of this cowardly act. I want to thank the Government of Pakistan for the excellent cooperation it has already provided.
Our hearts go out to the families of Gary Durrell, a communicator, and Jacqueline Vanlandingham, a consulate secretary, who were killed. We pray for the speedy recovery of Mark McCloy, a consulate spouse, who was wounded.
Attacks such as these should make the international community rededicate itself to efforts to stamp out terrorism everywhere.
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