The UK Government condemned the 1 July attack on a group of Sikhs and Hindus in Jalalabad. On Twitter I publicly described it as "a despicable attack on Afghanistan's historic Sikh and Hindu community".
Security remains an ongoing challenge in Afghanistan and violence is particularly high in eastern Afghanistan. The Daesh affiliate, IS Khorasan Province (ISKP), has claimed responsibility for the overwhelming majority of attacks in Jalalabad this year. The Afghan National Defence and Security Forces are committed to tackling this threat. As part of NATO's Resolute Support Mission, the UK supports the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces in its efforts to improve security for all communities in Afghanistan.