Kabul Suicide Bomber Kills American Working In Uzbekistan

by Laurence on 10/25/2004 · 3 comments

Report from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

A 24-year-old woman from Cokato, Minn., was killed Saturday by a suicide attacker on a bustling street in the capital of Afghanistan, relatives said.

Jamie Michalsky, a graduate of Cokato High School who had been working as a Russian-language interpreter in Uzbekistan, was spending a weekend in Kabul when the explosion rocked a retail district in the Afghan capital, said her mother, Lissa Michalsky.

Michalsky had been shopping with friends, her mother said.

“The bomber was targeting a [peacekeeping] truck,” she said. “Jamie was standing by it. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Lissa Michalsky said she learned of her daughter’s death at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in a call from Jamie’s employer, WorldWide Language Resources Inc. of Andover, Maine. The employer said Jamie had died within the previous two hours, Lissa Michalsky said.

Edgar Vasquez, a spokesman for the State Department, said he wouldn’t be able to confirm any fatalities from the suicide attack until today.

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TM Lutas October 25, 2004 at 11:52 am

Now this is something that you don’t often see covered in the US. Kabul is now a regional vacation spot. That doesn’t really fit with the MSM narrative for the place.

PsychoRev March 9, 2005 at 12:04 am

It wasn’t a regional vacation spot. She was a former soldier who had previously served in Kabul. While working in the region she made a return trip to her former area of operation.

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