Six US, 1 British, 1 German killed in Afghanistan: charity

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One British, one German and six American doctors, including three women, were among those found shot dead in Afghanistan's remote north, their charity's manager in Kabul told AFP Saturday.

"Five men, all American, and three women, an American, German and Brit were killed," said Dirk Frans, the executive director for the Christian charity International Assistance Mission (IAM).

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the killing, claiming the aid workers were "Christian missionaries" carrying Bibles.

IAM, whose annual report says its headquarters are in Kabul, says it provides the majority of eye care available to Afghans, running eye hospitals in Kabul, Herat, Mazar and Kandahar.

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