Kerry to Meet Parents of U.S. Diplomat Killed by Afghan Car Bomb

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Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Monday with the parents of Anne Smedinghoff, the American diplomat who was killed in a car bombing in Afghanistan on April 6. Kerry will meet Smedinghoff's parents in Chicago, after flying back from Japan following a six-nation tour in Asia, NBC News reported. Smedinghoff, 25, was on her way to deliver books to a school in Qalat, Zabul province, when she and four other Americans were killed by a car bomb. Kerry, while in Tokyo, said that Smedinghoff's colleagues State Department “feels this enormously.” “It's all the promise of a young person with all of the idealism and energy, enthusiasm suddenly snuffed out in the quest of high ideals and great values,” Kerry said.

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