A day after a suicide bombing at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan killed four Americans, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul announced it would shut down “as a temporary precautionary measure,” the Associated Press reported.

The embassy said in a statement it was closing for “routine services” the day following the suicide attack on the Bagram Airfield, a U.S. base near the capital. The attack claimed the lives of two soldiers and two contractors and left at least 17 injured, the AP reported.

In a statement on the embassy’s Facebook page, Sec. of State John Kerry said, “Our mission in Afghanistan will not be deterred by these individual acts, it’s that simple. The sooner people realize there’s a better way to resolve differences, the sooner the world will be able to move more effectively in a better direction.”

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