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LSSNCA statement on the tragic killing of Nasrat Ahmad Yar, a former Afghan interpreter who immigrated with his family to America in 2021

We are deeply saddened and outraged by the tragic killing of Nasrat Ahmad Yar, a former Afghan interpreter who bravely served alongside the U.S. Army Special Forces in Afghanistan. The senseless act of violence that took Nasrat's life at such a young age is a stark reminder of the challenges faced by our Afghan Allies in their journey to seek safety and security. Nasrat's untimely death while working is a heartbreaking loss for his family and friends. 

We condemn this heinous act and stand in solidarity with Nasrat's loved ones as they navigate this unimaginable tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and four children, who are now left without their sole provider. We extend our deepest condolences to them during this difficult time.  

Nasrat Ahmad Yar's dream for a better life resonates deeply with the experiences of many Afghan Allies that LSSNCA has welcomed into the greater D.C. metro area. Like Nasrat, these individuals have shown immense courage and resilience in their pursuit of safety and freedom. They have left behind their homes, families, and everything they knew in search of a brighter future here in the United States. As we mourn the loss of Nasrat Ahmad Yar, we also recognize the importance of honoring his memory by continuing our efforts to support and uplift Afghan Allies who are rebuilding their lives in our community. We call upon the U.S. government to honor its commitment to protecting those who risked everything to support our troops. As we close out this week that began with the celebration of our country’s freedom and independence, let us remember Nasrat Ahmad Yar and all those who have made sacrifices in the pursuit of freedom and safety. Their stories inspire us to work towards a world where every individual can live a life free from violence and fear.