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Article posted: 4/8/2013 6:49 PM

Father: Slain diplomat died doing what she loved

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Anne Smedinghoff, 25, was killed Saturday, April 6, southern Afghanistan, the first American diplomat to die on the job since last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic installation in Benghazi, Libya.

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The family of an American diplomat who was among those killed in a terrorist attack in southern Afghanistan has taken solace in knowing she died doing what she loved. Anne Smedinghoff, a River Forest native and the first American diplomat to die on the job since last year's attack in Benghazi, Libya, was one of five Americans killed Saturday in a suicide car bombing while they were delivering textbooks to school children.
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