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October 29th, 2009
09:01 PM ET

Evening Buzz: American Saves Lives Fighting Taliban Attack

An injured man is carried on the back of a policeman following the attack in Kabul on Wednesday.

An injured man is carried on the back of a policeman following the attack in Kabul on Wednesday.

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

New details are emerging on the attack at a guesthouse for U.N. workers in Kabul, Afghanistan from a U.S contractor who saved 24 lives in the fire fight, but refuses to be called a hero.

The chaos began around 6 a.m. local time Wednesday when Taliban gunman disguised as police officers shot their way inside the compound. The fire fight lasted more than an hour. When it was over five U.N. workers, including one American, were dead.

Tonight you'll hear from the Chris Turner, the U.S. contractor who used an AK-47 to fight the intruders and save lives. He shares what went down inside the guesthouse.

We also have startling new numbers on the H1N1 virus in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control confirmed today that as many as 5.7 million Americans were infected with the flu between April and late July of this year. The data provides the first picture of just how fast the virus can spread.

Meanwhile, the Dow had its best day in three months today thanks to a strong report on economic growth in the third quarter. The numbers helped boost investors confidence that the economic recovery is on track. But where are the jobs? We've got the raw data and the raw politics.

Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10pm ET. See you then!


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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Karen

    I am so glad you showed something good that UN, American, and British troops are doing. I am upset that our President won't listen to the person who he trusted to lead the misssion in Afghanistan. I am a veteren and if our President doesn't have our back then who does? He is the one who promised the troops there and now he is taking his time making a decision while he runs from election to election. Our troops are more important. I think if he was a vet he would understand, but he never served our Country.

    October 29, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  2. Annie Kate

    I'm really looking forward to hearing the story about the contractor that saved those lives and about the attack itself. It is tragic that 5 UN workers died though.

    The H1N1 story gets bigger every day. I hope that is because we're at the peak but I wouldn't be surprised if it hasn't climaxed yet. Looking forward to the show.

    October 29, 2009 at 9:28 pm |