Two Finnish aid workers were shot dead on Thursday in Afghanistan's western city of Herat, officials said. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Two Finnish aid workers shot dead Thursday in western Afghanistan.
Two gunmen on a motorbike approached the aid workers' taxi in Herat and opened fire.
(SOUNDBITE) ( Dari) DOCTOR AT HERAT HOSPITAL, MOHAMMAD RAFIQ SHERZAI SAYING:
"The woman came to shop in the city with her colleague. Unknown gunmen on a motorbike opened fired and killed them while they were inside a taxi."
Finland's foreign ministry said the women were Finnish. The Afghan Interior Ministry said the two worked for International Assistance Mission, a Christian group that has worked in Afghanistan since 1966.
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