CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 21, 1975
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(Studio) In Iran, E. Africa and S.E. Asia, Americans in trouble. 2 American Air Force officers ambushed and killed in Tehran, Iran; antigovernment Marxist group claims responsibility Dead identified as Colonel Paul Shaffer and Lieutenant Colonel Jack Turner. In Tanzania, 40 heavily armed Africans abduct 3 American students and Dutch woman at wildlife research camp; no motive known. In Laos, leftist students continue to hold 12 Americans in Savannakhet. In Vientiane, Laos, students seize American AID compound trapping some Americans inside.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Vientiane, Laos) Communist Pathet Lao and rightist troops look on as students take over compound. United States AID operations now suspended in Laos. Communists work with students to organize these demonstrations without any violence. In Savannakhet, Communists took over town easily. 6 Americans still under house arrest in Savannakhet.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley
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