Foreigners killed in Afghanistan!
Eight foreigners and two Afghans have been killed in Afghanistan, as BBC reported today. Many of the victims are American. Is it not Americans losing many lives in Afghanistan?
Read BBC Report Below Foreign medical workers among 10 killed in Afghanistan
The dead are believed to be six Americans, one Briton and a German who worked for a charity providing eye care and medical help.
Their four vehicles were discovered in Badakhshan province on Thursday.
The local police chief says robbery may have been the motive for the attack.
A spokesman for the charity, the International Assistance Mission, said he was still awaiting formal identification of the victims, but that their families had been informed.
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The US embassy in Kabul said it had reason to believe that several Americans were among the dead, but could not confirm any details.
"[We] are actively working with local authorities and others to learn more about the identities and nationalities of these individuals," spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said.
The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office told the BBC it, too, was aware of the reports that bodies had been found in northern Afghanistan and was "urgently looking into this".
Badakhshan, a mainly ethnic Tajik region bordering Tajikistan, is one of the few Afghan provinces not to have been controlled by the Taliban before the US-led invasion of 2001