When the Taliban robbed and shot 8 foreign aid workers in northeastern Badaskhshan province on Friday (Aug. 6), one of the victims was a 36-year old British doctor named Karen Woo.
When the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack the next day, their spokesman claimed that the aid workers and their Afghan interpreters, who had been returning to Kabul after treating the medical problems of people in remote village, were "spying for America and preaching Christianity".
That lead Dr. Woo's family to speak out. In their statement the family said her motivation for being in Afghanistan were purely humanitarian: