Six Americans reported killed in two Afghanistan attacks

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Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed that six Americans, including four civilians and two service members, were killed in two attacks in Afghanistan today. CNN’s Steve Brusk related the details of Kerry’s account.

NEW: Sec. Kerry now confirms a State Dept. employee was killed in in the Zabul Province attack. 4 other State Dept. employees hurt.

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) April 6, 2013

Kerry in statement says “our State Dept. family is grieving over the loss of one of our own, an exceptional young Foreign Service officer”

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) April 6, 2013

Kerry says he met the fallen officer during his trip to Kabul last week, “when she was selected to support me during my visit”

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) April 6, 2013

Kerry: the American officials were on way w/ Afghan colleagues to donate books to school”when they were struck by this despicable attack”

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) April 6, 2013

Kerry said she “tragically gave her young life working to give young Afghans the opportunity to have a better future”

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) April 6, 2013

ABC News reports:

U.S. officials confirm that five Americans were killed in a car bomb blast in Qalat, the capital of the southern Afghan province of Zabul. The dead included three American military service members and two civilians. Another 10 people were injured in the blast, among them American military and civilian personnel, as well as Afghans.

Another American civilian was killed in a separate insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. Forces Afghanistan said in a press release today.

I just found out the girl I went to prom with was killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan. She was heading to a school to donate books.

— Jeff Halm (@jeffhalm) April 6, 2013

Six Americans dead in Afghanistan. They were delivering books to children.#foreignserviceofficer#suicidebombers

— Mary J Cannon (@ann_cannon) April 6, 2013

Delivering books becomes dangerous… In #Afghanistan. So sad more Americans lost helping children with books

— Bobbis Bookstore (@Bobbisbookstore) April 6, 2013

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