You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

World

Kerry mourns ‘selfless, idealistic’ US diplomat

ISTANBUL — US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday railed against the ‘‘cowardly’’ terrorists responsible for the attack that killed five Americans in Afghanistan, including a ‘‘selfless, idealistic’’ young diplomat on a mission to donate books to students.

In the deadliest day in eight months for the United States in the war, militants killed six Americans in separate attacks Saturday, the violence occurring hours after the US military’s top officer arrived in Afghanistan for consultations with Afghan and US-led coalition officials.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week