Aug 26, 2021 6:27 PM EDT

US flag to fly at half staff following lethal attack in Kabul

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the American flag would be flown at half staff through sunset on August 30 “in honor of the victims of the senseless acts of violence in Kabul, Afghanistan.”

“As a mark for respect, starting today, the United States flag will be flown at half staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds…” Psaki said in a press briefing Thursday.