He says that Afghans "do not support terrorism but the victims of terrorist attacks" and offered his condolences to the people and government of the United States. "Our hearts and minds are with our U.S. partners."
Mansour was "the main figure preventing the Taliban joining the peace process," Abdullah said, speaking live on television as he chaired a Cabinet meeting. "From the day he took over the Taliban following the death of Mullah Omar, he intensified violence against ordinary citizens, especially in Afghanistan."