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Lexis Kamerman, Knox College grad killed in Afghanistan bombing. Lexis Kamerman, Knox College grad killed in Afghanistan bombing.
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A Quad City area college is remembering a former student who died while working in Afghanistan. 27-year-old Lexie Kamerman was killed in a Taliban attack. The Chicago native was among 21 people who died in a bombing at a restaurant on Friday.

"It's devastating news," Mary O'malley told Chicago NBC affiliate WMAQ.

O'Malley was a longtime friend. She says Lexie was working as a student development specialist at American University in Kabul, helping the young women of Afghanistan.

"Lexie was out there doing what she loved and what she felt most passionate about," O'Malley said.

Kamerman was a 2008 graduate of Knox College in Galesburg. The school says Lexie was an active and engaged student on campus and the Knox community is saddened by the news of her death. Knox College says the family has already contacted the school with plans to establish a memorial fund in her honor.