Pine Plains native killed in Syria suicide bombing


PINE PLAINS — Shannon (Smith) Kent, 35, a Pine Plains native, was killed Wednesday, Jan. 16, in a suicide bombing in the Syrian city of Manbig. The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility.

Kent and three other Americans were eating at a cafe popular with American forces when the bomb went off. The other three were a military service member, a civilian Defense Department employee and a Pentagon contractor. 

Nineteen people were killed in the Jan. 16 explosion and three Americans were wounded.

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