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Two Finnish Women Killed In Afghanistan

Afghan medical workers carry the bodies of two foreign women who were shot dead in Herat on July 24.

Two Finnish female workers for a nongovernmental organization have been killed in Afghanistan's western city of Herat.

Herat Province Governor Fazlullah Wahidi told RFE/RL that two armed men on a motorcycle opened fire at the women, who were riding in a taxi, on July 24.

Wahidi said the victims, both Finnish, worked for an NGO, the International Assistance Mission, that is involved in treating people with mental-health problems.

No group has yet claimed responsiblity for the killings, but the Christian medical charity the women worked for was targeted by the Taliban four years ago in an attack that killed eight foreigners.

The militants claimed at the time the medics were "missionaries."

No one claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

Wahidi blamed "terrorists" for the killing.