|Lt. Col. Skare|
Norwegian Lt. Col. Siri Skare, aged 53, was killed in an afternoon attack on the United Nations office in Mazar-e-Sharif on 1st April 2011.
Lt. Col. Skare was Norway's first female military pilot and the country's first female officer to be killed in service in Afghanistan.
Skare, who finished her training as a pilot in 1983, had been working as a military adviser for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) since August of last year. Those assigned to the UN are unarmed and work to provide aid and development assistance to civilians in Afghanistan.