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Medical Team Killed by Militants in Afghanistan

Ten members of a medical team, including six Americans, were shot and killed by militants as they were returning from providing eye treatment and other health care in remote villages in northern Afghanistan.

International Assistance Mission

August 7: A man walks out of the office of the International Assistance Mission  in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ten members of International Assistance Mission medical team, including six Americans, were shot and killed by militants as they were returning from a two-week trip providing eye and other health care in remote villages of northern Afghanistan.

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Director of the International Assistance Mission

August 7: Dirk Frans, director of the International Assistance Mission, talks to the Associated Press at their office in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ten members of International Assistance Mission medical team, including six Americans, were shot and killed by militants as they were returning from a two-week trip providing eye and other health care in remote villages of northern Afghanistan.

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International Assistance Mission On-Site

In this undated photo released by David L. Evans, two Land Rovers with International Assistance Mission personnel aboard, navigate down a road in an unnamed region of Afghanistan. Members of a medical team were shot and killed by militants as they were returning from providing eye treatment and other health care in remote villages in northern Afghanistan. Dirk Frans, director of the International Assistance Mission, said six Americans, one German, one Briton and two Afghans also were part of the medical team that made the three-week trip to Nuristan province. They drove to the province, left their vehicles and hiked for hours with pack horses over mountainous terrain to reach the Parun valley in the province's northwest.

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Dr. Karen Woo

This undated photo released by relief organization Bridge, Afghanistan shows Dr Karen Woo of London taken at the French Medical Institute for Children in Kabul, Afghanistan. Bridge, Afghanistan said Saturday Aug. 7, 2010 on its website that Dr Karen Woo, one of its members, was one of the ten members of a medical team who was shot and killed by militants as they were returning from providing eye treatment and other health care in remote villages in northern Afghanistan.

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Tom Little

In this Oct. 4, 2001 photo, Tom Little sits in a pastor's office prior to speaking at the Brunswick Church in Brunsiwck, N.Y. Ten members of a medical team, including six Americans, were shot and killed by militants as they were returning from providing eye treatment and other health care in remote villages in northern Afghanistan, a spokesman for the team said Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Among the dead was team leader Tom Little, an optometrist from Delmar, New York.

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Tom Little

In this undated photo released by David L. Evans, Tom Little, third from right, of the International Assistance Mission, poses in front of donated vehicles in London. Ten members of a medical team, including Tom Little, were shot and killed by militants as they were returning from providing eye treatment and other health care in remote villages in northern Afghanistan. Team leader Tom Little, an optometrist from Delmar, New York,  had been working in Afghanistan for more than 30 years, according to Dirk Frans, director of the International Assistance Mission.

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Tom Little On-Site

In this undated photo released by David L. Evans, Tom Little, right, optometrist and team leader with the International Assistance Mission, watches as an unidentified doctor examines a patient in an Afghanistan clinic. Members of a medical team, including Tom Little, were shot and killed by militants as they were returning from providing eye treatment and other health care in remote villages in northern Afghanistan. Tom Little, an optometrist from Delmar, New York, has been working in Afghanistan for more than 30 years, according to Dirk Frans, director of the International Assistance Mission.

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Nuristan Province

This map locates the Nuristan province in Afghanistan where members of a medical team, including six Americans, did mission work

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Medical Team Killed by Militants in Afghanistan

Ten members of a medical team, including six Americans, were shot and killed by militants as they were returning from providing eye treatment and other health care in remote villages in northern Afghanistan.

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