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07 August 2010 :: 16:08:31 pm 34665

Medical Aid Workers Robbed & Executed in Afghanistan

International charity workers have been found shot dead along with two Afghans next to their bullet riddled vehicles in North Eastern Afghanistan
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South Asia 7th August 2010: Eight foreigners and two Afghans believed to have been working for an International Charity providing medical care, have been found dead after contact with them had been lost the day before their four vehicles were found in Badakhshan province on Thursday.

The foreigners are believed to be six Americans, one Briton and a German. Local Police believe robbery may have been the motive for the attack. Formal identification of the victims has not yet been released, but their families have been informed and the bodies are expected to be released over the weekend.

Badakhshan a region bordering on Tajikistan is one of the few provinces that were not controlled by the Taliban prior to the US led invasion in 2001. The IAM is described as an international charitable, nonprofit Christian organization that is serving the people of Afghanistan and has been working there since 1966.

The team and their four vehicles were returning to Kabul when it came under attack and contact was lost on Wednesday evening. Local Police Chief, General Agha Noor Kemtuz told associated press that the victims were found dead in the district of Kuran wa Munjan stripped of their possessions including passports.

A third Afghan man traveling with the group had survived and told the police that he shouted while reciting the holy Koran and telling them , “I am a Muslim, please don’t kill me.” On Thursday, Police were told by villagers that they had seen abandoned vehicles before a search party was sent out to investigate.

Reggie Colbeck

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