BRISTOL — A survivor of the recent terrorist attack on the American University of Afghanistan will speak Thursday at the Bristol Public Library in a forum co-sponsored by the Bristol Rotary Club and Youth Journalism International.
Edrees Kakar, the deputy director of development for the university in Kabul, will talk starting at 6:45 p.m. in the small meeting room at the 5 High St. library. He will answer questions as well.
Kakar will discuss the situation in Afghanistan, the country that gave Osama bin Laden sanctuary before 9-11, and the terrible attack recently that killed students and teachers at his university. There will be a small reception beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15.
This is a great chance to learn more about what’s going on in a country where 10,000 U.S. troops remain from someone who’s living it day in and day out. Kakar is a former student of YJI and serves on the nonprofit’s board of directors. This is the first time he’s been able to visit the United States.
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