Governor orders flags at half-staff to honor U.S. military killed in Kabul terrorist attack

13 died in attack by ISIS-K, an ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan, which targeted the evacuation effort. More than 90 civilians died in the suicide bombings.

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August 27, 2021 - 11:34 AM

In accordance with Executive Order #20-30, and following the proclamation of President Joe Biden, Governor Laura Kelly has directed flags throughout the State of Kansas be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Monday, August 30 to honor and pay respects to U.S. service members and other victims killed in the terrorist attack on August 26, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

“My father was career Army, and I know firsthand the sacrifices those in our military and their loved ones make for our country,” Governor Kelly said. “My thoughts are with the families of the victims of Thursday’s tragic attack in Kabul.” 

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