Tuesday, August 10, 2010

British doctor, Karen Woo, shot dead by Taliban

Doctor Karen Woo

A British doctor who quit her job in the UK to help civilians in Afghanistan has been murdered by the Taliban, two weeks before she was due to get married.

Dr Karen Woo, 36, and nine other volunteers were killed after they delivered medical supplies to the lawless province of Nuristan in the north-east of the country.

The former London hospital surgeon, six Americans, a German and an Afghan were lined up and shot one after the other by a ten-strong gang armed with AK-47 rifles.

Their abandoned bodies were discovered beside the bullet-riddled remains of their three 4x4s in the neighbouring province of Badakhshan. Their passports and all their belongings had been stolen. 
Read more about Karen at the Karen Woo Foundation

No comments:

Post a Comment

We will not publish comments that are, in our opinion, not suitable for the purpose of this website.