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Afghanistan War / Khost Convoy Bombing / Interim Government #651009

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 22, 2001
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(Studio: Robin Roberts) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Sciutto) The question about who was in the convoy bombed by the United States near Khost, Afghanistan, and the status of the search for Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden featured; details given about whether the convoy was Taliban, Al Qaeda or innocent tribal leaders. [US Central Command commander General Tommy FRANKS - says this was the intended target; speculates about bin Laden.] [On Chinese TV, Pakistani President Pervez MUSHARRAF - says maybe bin Laden is dead.]

(Studio: Robin Roberts) Report introduced.

(Kandahar: Bill Blakemore) The swearing in of Hamid Karzai as interim prime minister of Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of the ceremonies for the peaceful transition of power while British marines patrolled; details given about freedoms in the new government. [Two WOMEN (one thru translator) - react.] [KARZAI - says Afghanistan must go to an economy of peace.]

(Studio: Robin Roberts) The return home of New York City firefighters from a humanitarian mission to Afghanistan reported.

Blakemore, Bill;
Roberts, Robin;
Sciutto, Jim

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