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Trinidad Aid worker killed in Afghanistan *LINK*

KABUL: Three Westerners working for an American aid group and one of their Afghan drivers were shot and killed Wednesday in Logar Province just south of the capital, local officials and the aid group said. Another Afghan driver was critically wounded, the officials said.

The provincial governor, Abdullah Wardak, said the aid workers "were killed as they came under fire from unknown gunmen." A local doctor, who witnessed the attack, said a group of 10 to 12 Taliban had opened fire on the cars from the side of the road killing them instantly.

The relief workers, all women, were employed by the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian organization based in New York that has been assisting Afghan refugees since the mid-1980s. The victims were a Trinidadian-American, a Canadian and a British-Canadian, the group said in a statement. It has suspended its programs in Afghanistan indefinitely, it added.

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