August 7th, 2010
03:16 AM ET

6 Americans killed in Afghanistan

[Update 10 a.m.] Gunmen in the remote northeastern region of Afghanistan shot and killed 10 members of a medical team, police said Saturday.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack that occurred Thursday.

Among the dead were six Americans, two Afghans, a Briton, and a German, said Dirk Frans, director of International Assistance Mission. He said two other Afghans on the team are alive.

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  1. this country is so stupid

    This is our system, that allows us to get taken advantage. Where is the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    Screw the american flag, I will never pledge allegiance to this flag ever again. God will deal with all this on judgement day. I don't care anymore and it is what it is.

    August 7, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Not born last night

    @ Zabihullah Mujahid: Are you as stupid as you sound?

    “They were lost. ....they tried to escape and were killed,” said Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban.....“They carried Bibles into Dari, maps, GPRS systems. They used to map the positions of the fighters’ Taliban, said the spokesman.

    Let's examine this statement. They had GPS systems and were lost? Not likely. They tried to escape? Possibly, when they knew you were going to shoot defenseless humanitarians. Could they have simply used the GPS systems to find their destination? First you claim they are lost then you claim they have the skill to use their GPS to report Taliban fighter positions. What, in between administering medical aid to the people?

    August 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sherrie

    It’s simply a crime against humanity and a shameful behavior. There is absolutely NO rightful justification for the cruel execution of a human being. May the victims of this cold-blooded killing rest in peace.

    August 7, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rose

    I guess they knew the consequences... they died with a purpose in life.. pure brave at heart.

    August 7, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JJGH

    Another article said these ists were Muslim and bragged about infidel Christians and let one go for reading the Koran. I met the first missionary to Afghanistan, Dr. Christy Wilson (male). A Muslim convert (from listening to radio) was partially discipled by him. The disciple was blind and brilliant, acquiring a one or more doctorate degrees, I believe a law degree and a linquistics degree. He also won an award for the person who knew the Koran the best in Saudi Arabia (two awards were given since they found out he was a Christian). After converting the New Testament of the Bible into one or more Afghan languages in Pakistan, and after experiencing terrible imprisonment in Afghanistan for conversion, he was kidnapped by the Taliban, taken to Afghanistan and had his tongue cut off. He died in the desert from bleeding and infection.

    August 7, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. john milner

    Something smells fishy. these americans were there for how many years acting as missionarys?
    the Taliban suck, but then so does the parliment. they both want to control the people.
    and the word Al-Queda means what? a cia list of arabs
    Look at the video called "Loose Change" second edition
    Decide for yourself what the truth is

    August 8, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. CrusadeWatch

    This is a strategy Christians have been committing for centuries. ie, invade a Muslim country, brutally kill many Muslim civilians, set up "charity" hospitals and schools(free Bible always available in local language) and when they get attacked in the war torn country, they cry foul. Why did they go their with Bibles – to do heart surgery? If a group pf Muslim countries invade UK and then some Islamic charities walk around with Koran, may be they would be getting flowers. Hypocrites.

    August 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. evan Mark

    Please learn about the TALIBAN and how evil these men really are.
    You absolutely MUST see this!

    August 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sara

    Thank you Annie and any others who put yourself in harms way to protect and help even a few who are in desperate need! Peaceable Christians around the world are facing persecution and misunderstanding. God help us all!

    August 11, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
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