American diplomat killed in Afghanistan identified; Friends mourn Anne Smedinghoff on Twitter

As Twitchy reported yesterday, six Americans were killed in two separate attacks in Afghanistan.

The diplomat killed has been identified as Anne Smedinghoff, age 25. Her grieving parents have issued a statement to The Washington Post:

This appears to be Ms. Smedinghoff’s Twitter feed.


Twitter users, including colleagues and friends, took to Twitter to mourn.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of Ms. Smedinghoff. They also continue to be with all killed in the horrible attacks.

  • lillymckim

    Not ONE mention of the death of Anne Smedinghoff by CBS, ABC, or NBC this Sunday morning.

    • conservativechick

      I don’t get why she was delivering books to Afghan schools? What kind of diplomat is that? It’s a way too dangerous area for that.

      • 4joachim

        ya, and who verified it?

      • moonsbreath

        Apparently she was a press officer and was covering an event where books were being donated to a school.

  • TugboatPhil

    Has Hillary been asked yet, that if at this point “does it matter?”

  • Joseph A White

    Have they notified Barky at the golf course yet?? Americans mourn this tragedy. Obama sees it as just another “bump in the road”….

  • gracepmc

    RIP. Ms. Smedinghoff and the brave troops who also died and who are mourned.

  • TugboatPhil

    I hope some video producer is going to prison over this.

  • nc

    Diplomat? I admit I don’t the details of this attack yet, but she was not military, as tragic as their deaths also are. Especially after Benghazi, what kind of protection did she have? Or will we be told it was cut back due to the sequester?

    A 25 year old female diplomat killed. This is unbelievable.

    • $24698634

      You clearly have no clue what comprises the State Dept. or what kind of missions they undertake. She was killed with others by a car bomb. She was in the same kind of peril others are in serving in that country. All you care about is placing blame. You could give a s##t about these people.

      • nc

        You clearly have no clue what I wrote or who I am.

        • $24698634

          And you don’t want to enlighten me either.

      • KansasGirl

        It was Hillary Clinton (head of the State Dept), that showed absolutely no concern about Glen Doherty, Sean Smith or Amb. J. Stevens.
        Cause you know “what difference does it make”.
        You’re sick.

        • $24698634

          You’re responding to a different event and trying to conflate the two.

  • IceColdTroll

    Five total.

    “A car bomb blast killed five Americans, including three U.S. soldiers and a young diplomat, on Saturday, while an American civilian died in a separate attack in the east.”

    Good jorb there, Hill.

  • Randi Starr

    Okay, so ah, what about Benghazi? I know, they weren’t young and cute.

  • neoface

    Does Obama have blood on his hands? First Benghazi, now Afghanistan, both under his watch. What irony, Obama is lobbying for gun control. That’s not even his job!!!! Obama you won the election, now do your job or just step aside and let someone capable take over!!!

  • KansasGirl

    That poor naive girl led astray by our benevolent government.

    • $24698634

      Led astray? How so?

      • KansasGirl

        By failing to protect her life.

        • $24698634

          Foreign service is dangerous.  Not all missions are successful.  I don’t know where you get the failing to protect her life stuff.