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Chicago area woman one of six dead after attack in Afghanistan

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One out of the six Americans killed in an attack in southern Afghanistan is from nearby Chicago suburbs.

25-year-old Anne Smedinghoff, from the Chicago area was killed when the group she was traveling with, was hit by an explosive.

Smedinghoff was on a mission to donate books to students in southern Zabul province.   She's the first American diplomat to die on the job since last year's Benghazi attack.

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