ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 23, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Explosion of car bomb in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, reported; scenes shown. Report introduced.
(Khost, Afghanistan: Walter Rodgers) Question of what will happen in Afghanistan if USSR forces leave nation featured; details given, scenes shown. Role of President Najibullah in country noted. Parallels of USSR experience in Afghanistan to that of United States in Vietnam war reported; details given. Recent lifting of siege of city of Khost recalled. Expectation of blood bath as next phase of Afghan civil war mentioned.
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