Officials: 2 Finnish aid workers shot dead in Afghanistan


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KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials say two Finnish aid workers have been shot dead in the western city of Herat.

Sami Wafa, the chief of staff of the Herat governor, said the two women were riding in a taxi on Thursday when they were shot dead by two men on a motorcycle. Herat police spokesman Raouf Ahmadi confirmed the details and said the taxi driver had been detained as part of the investigation.

Finland's Foreign Ministry confirmed that two Finnish citizens have died in Afghanistan. Spokesman Keijo Norvanto says they were aid workers for the International Assistance Mission. The ministry was not immediately able to provide further details.

The IAM, which has been operating in Afghanistan since the 1960s, could not immediately be reached for comment.

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