U.S. veteran diplomat Holbrooke dies

09:24, December 14, 2010      

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U.S. special representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke reacts during a news conference in Kabul in this October 27, 2010 file photograph. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)



U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke died on Monday at the age of 69, CNN reported.

The veteran diplomat was hospitalized on Friday morning and plunged into "critical condition" on Saturday following a 21-hour surgery.

Source: Xinhua


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