US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan dies after undergoing a surgery to repair a torn aorta.

    US diplomat Richard Holbrooke, the US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died after undergoing a second round of surgery to treat a heart condition, a US administration official has said.

    Holbrooke was admitted to George Washington University Hospital in the nation's capital on Friday after he became ill. He had surgery on Saturday to repair a torn aorta.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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