U.S. Embassy Statement

U.S. Embassy Tirana

We offer our deepest condolences to the family of police officer Ibrahim Basha—a veteran of the Albanian Special Forces, twice deployed with NATO forces in Afghanistan—who was killed in Lazarat today. Our thoughts are also with those officers who were wounded in the line of duty. The U.S. Embassy fully supports Albanian law enforcement efforts to ensure the safety of Albanian citizens, and calls for the perpetrators of this horrible crime to be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the law.  We strongly condemn any and all violence directed at law enforcement personnel.