USAID officer killed in Afghanistan

AP News
Posted: Aug 09, 2012 1:39 PM
USAID officer killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says a U.S. government aid worker was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton condemned Wednesday's attack by two men wearing suicide vests in the eastern Kunar province.

Clinton's statement said USAID foreign service officer Ragaei Abdelfattah, three coalition service members and an Afghan civilian were killed. A State Department diplomat was injured.

Clinton said the tragic incident "strengthens our resolve to continue working with the Afghan people to build their economy, democratic institutions, rule of law and security so that Afghanistan can stand on its own as a stable, secure, and increasingly prosperous country."