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Afghanistan War / Kabul Attacks / Pakistan Attacks / Clinton #959808

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009
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(Bagram Air Field: Brian Williams) A violent day with attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan and Peshawar, Pakistan introduced.

(Kabul: Richard Engel) The Taliban’s brazen attack targeting hotels and a U.N. guest house in Kabul featured; scenes shown of the confusion in the streets, Afghan forces, victims, damaged buildings. [American contractor Chris TURNER††- recounts what he did to hold off the attackers.] [U.N. spokesman Adrian EDWARDS†- says we will not be deterred.] The Taliban’s aim to disrupt the elections noted. The switch to more “Baghdad-style” urban attacks discussed.

(Bagram Air Field: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Islamabad: Andrea Mitchell) A suicide bombing at a women’s market in Peshawar that coincided with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's arrival in Pakistan featured; scenes shown of the injured, Clinton in Islamabad, an anti-US demonstration; details given about US pressure for Pakistan to move against the insurgents and public anger against the US. [CLINTON – says these attacks on innocent people are cowardly.] [Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood QURESHI†- says we will fight you.] [On Pakistani TV, CLINTON – says the US doesn’t have to give Pakistan money.] [Pakistani anchor Talat HUSSAIN††- responds to Clinton’s “charm offensive.”]

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard;
Mitchell, Andrea

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