Flags at half-staff to honor Kabul attack victims
PIERRE, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem has ordered flags be flown at half-staff until sundown on Monday, August 30 to honor American servicemembers and others killed in the terrorist attacks in Kabul on Thursday.
“My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Afghanistan – Americans and Afghans alike. My heart breaks for the families who lost loved ones and friends today and those who were injured in these attacks,” said Governor Kristi Noem.
Thursday’s attack claimed the lives of 13 U.S. troops and at least 60 Afghans. More than 140 were wounded. A U.S. official stated that the attack appeared to have been carried out by the Islamic State.