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Murdered medical workers from Geneva organisation

The Geneva-based International Assistance Mission (IAM) says it believes at least ten people killed in northern Afghanistan were doctors from the organisation.

This content was published on August 7, 2010 - 12:05

IAM said the team members had been working in Nuristan province at an eye camp, and were returning to Kabul when they were murdered. Taliban has claimed responsibility.

The organisation told the AFP news agency that the dead included at least six American doctors, one Briton, a German and two Afghans.

Their bodies were found on Friday.

“We object to this senseless killing of people who have done nothing but serve the poor. Some of the foreigners have worked alongside the Afghan people for decades,” IAM said on its website.

The non-profit Christian organisation has been involved in Afghanistan since 1966, and focuses on providing eye care throughout the country.

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