Charity group: 6 Americans among 10 killed by militants in remote area of northern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official with a charity says six Americans and two other foreigners on a medical mission are among 10 people killed by militants in a remote area of northern Afghanistan.

Dirk Frans, director of the International Assistance Mission, says the group was returning to Kabul from an eye facility in Nuristan province when they were killed in Badakhshan province. IAM is a nonprofit Christian organization providing health services to the Afghan people.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told The Associated Press in Pakistan that they killed the eight foreigners and two Afghan interpreters because they were spying for the Americans and preaching Christianity.