Suicide bombing in Afghanistan.

Illinois Diplomat Among Americans Killed (VIDEO)

By Nina Settappa

April 8, 2013 Updated Apr 8, 2013 at 8:09 AM EST

CHICAGO, Ill. (www.incnow.tv) - An Illinois diplomat was identified as one of five Americans killed in Southern Afghanistan.

State Department Foreign Service Officer, Anne Smedinghoff, died in a suicide bombing Saturday afternoon. The 25-year-old was part of a group heading to a school to donate books when the convoy came under attack.

Ribbons and flags adorn the trees and lawns surrounding her family’s home near Chicago.

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