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Wednesday
Feb092011

Retired Customs Officer Killed, Three Others Injured in Afghan Blast

Photo Courtesy - U.S. Department of Homeland Security(KANDAHAR, Afghanistan) -- A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was killed and three other retired members of the agency were injured in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan Monday.

Retired customs officer David Hillman was killed in the blast at the Inland Customs Warehouse in Kandahar, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said in a statement Tuesday.  Hillman worked for the U.S. government for more than 30 years before retiring in 2009.

Michael Lachowsky, Terry Sherrill, and Vernon Rinus -- all retired customs employees, as well -- were injured in the attack.

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