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Michigan Woman Dies in Afghanistan Bombing Attack

Posted at 4:53 PM, Jan 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-19 16:53:39-05
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Photo from FOX 2 (WJBK)

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Hamtramck woman is one of 21 people killed in a Taliban bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to FOX 2 in Detroit. 

Basra Hassan was a nutrition specialist for UNICEF who graduated with a Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University.   UNICEF confirmed to FOX 2 that she was killed Friday night when a Taliban bomber blew himself up outside a restaurant.   Gunmen also opened fire inside the restaurant.

“These sorts of attacks which focus, and which target civilian locations are unacceptable,” Ari Gaitanis, a United Nations spokesperson in Afghanistan, told FOX 2. “We call for their immediate halt. We emphasize these can be described and they are, gross violations of international humanitarian law.”