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Afghanistan / Vice President Assassination / US Air Strike #704875

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 06, 2002
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Mike Taibbi) The assassination in Afghanistan of newly appointed vice president Hajji Abdul Qadir††, an ethnic Pashtun & an eastern warlord, featured; scenes shown from the shooting site. [Afghan foreign ministry spokesman Omar SAMAD†- talks about enemies associated with terrorism.] [Last week, Afghan foreign minister Abdullah ABDULLAH†- says we are all targets of Al Qaeda.] The fallout in Afghanistan of the US air strike against a wedding celebration noted.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport, Maine: David Gregory) The response of the vacationing President Bush to the assassination in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of the president golfing in Kennebunkport, Maine. [BUSH - explains how Afghanistan can develop in peace.]

Gregory, David;
Seigenthaler, John;
Taibbi, Mike

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