| GEO World|
FBI probes medic murders in Afghanistan
| Updated at: 0846 PST, Tuesday, August 10, 2010|
KABUL: The FBI is conducting its own probe into the deaths of six Americans who were among eight foreign workers on a medical aid project gunned down in Afghanistan in an attack claimed by the Taliban.
The Afghan interior ministry is also investigating the killings in the country's northeast, which US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned as "a despicable act of wanton violence".
The bodies of the workers -- five US men and three women, an American, a German and a Briton -- were found in Badakhshan province on Friday. Two Afghans were also shot dead and while the group's driver survived.
The murdered foreigners were volunteers with the Christian aid group International Assistance Mission (IAM) and were mostly medics working on an eye care project, but also included a US filmmaker.
US officials and the charity denied Taliban claims that they were proselytisers and spies.