Germany condemns killing of aid workers in Afghanistan
The German government strongly condemned Saturday the murder of eight foreign medical aid workers, including a German woman, in northern Afghanistan.
"The federal government is indignant over the dreadful attack in northern Afghanistan, which according to the information available, included among its victims several foreign aid workers, including a German citizen," government spokeswoman Sabine Heimbach said in a statement.
The German government calls for a full inquiry into the attack and "the punishment of those responsible for the crime", she said.
The bullet-riddled bodies of five American men and three women, an American, a Briton and a German, as well as two Afghans, were found in the northeastern province of Badakhshan on Friday, according to a provincial police chief.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it killed the foreigners for being "Christian missionaries".
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