(CNN) -- A young American woman was killed Saturday in Afghanistan in what is believed to be the first killing of a U.S. diplomat since a September attack in Benghazi, Libya.from Diplomat's killing believed to be first since Benghazi
Anne Smedinghoff, 25, was delivering books to a school, along with a U.S. civilian from the Defense Department, when a bomb struck their convoy in Zabul province in southern Afghanistan....
[Caption from image from another article] This image made from AP video shows Afghan National Army soldiers rushing to the scene moments after a car bomb exploded in front the PRT, Provincial Reconstruction Team, in Qalat, Zabul province, southern Afghanistan [coordinates: 32.106425,66.905336], Saturday, April 6, 2013. Six American troops and civilians and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the U.S. military's top officer began a weekend visit to the country, officials said. (AP Photo via AP video)from Dad says diplomat had passion for foreign affairs
At least 18 people, including as many as 10 children, have been killed in an air strike in eastern Afghanistan.from NATO airstrike kills 18, including 10 children in Afghanistan
Afghan officials said strikes happened overnight in Kunar province, during a joint operation between Afghan and NATO troops against Taliban fighters.
There were conflicting figures of the death toll with other news agencies.
Wasifullah Wasifi, the spokesman for the Kunar governor, confirmed the attack to Al Jazeera but gave a different death toll.
"We confirm a raid done by Afghanistan's intelligence service in the district of Shigal. In this raid, the security forces killed 20 Taliban in which 10 of them are very senior Taliban members," he told Al Jazeera. [These "very senior Taliban" were probably replaced in a couple of hours by another batch of "very senior Taliban" by their British controllers.]
He told AFP news agency said at least 10 children were killed in the strike in Shigal while Reuters news agency reported six Taliban fighters as being among those killed in the air strikes.
And so goes Operation ENDURING Freedom (to kill humans), until Satan get everything he wants, or the US economy can no longer afford his "war."