21 people, mainly foreigners, killed in suicide attack at Lebanese restaurant.
A Chicago native, Lexie Kamerman, 27, was one of the 21 people killed in a Taliban assault Friday on a restaurant in Kabul.
“First of all the world called her Lexie-
She was an amazing young woman –smart, strong, beautiful, funny, stubborn and kind. And fearless.
She took the job at the American University of Afghanistan to help the young women of Afghanistan get an education and take their rightful place as leaders in Afghan society.
As you could probably guess, Her death is a shock to us all and we can’t imagine a moment going forward when she won’t be desperately missed.”
— Family statement from Aunt Julie Pfeffer
One other American was killed in the attack. Both worked for the privately run American University of Afghanistan
Lexie Kamerman is the second Chicagoland woman killed in Afghanistan within the last year. Anne Smedinghoff, an American diplomat from River Forest, was killed last April in a Taliban attack that occurred while she was delivering textbooks to children in Zabul province in southern Afghanistan.
Officials in Kabul say a Taliban attack on a popular restaurant has killed 21 people. It’s the deadliest attack against foreign civilians since the war began and could mark a turning point for international organizations in the Afghan capital.