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Michigan Woman Dies In Friday's Afghanistan Restaurant Bombing

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Friends say a Michigan woman was a true humanitarian, working to make the world a better place when was killed in a Taliban bombing in Afghanistan.

Basra Hassan of Hamtramck was a nutrition specialist for UNICEF.

UNICEF confirms she died Friday night with more than a dozen other people when the suicide bomber blew himself up outside of a popular restaurant, and gunman opened fire inside.

 Afghan officials say it is one of the deadliest attacks since the start of the war 13 years ago.

United Nationals spokesman Ari Giatanis says, "these sorts of attacks which focus, and which target civilian locations are unacceptable. We call for their immediate halt. We emphasize these can be described and they are, gross violations of international humanitarian law."

Hassan earned a master's degree at Eastern Michigan University and started working with UNICEF in 2005.