Monday, October 20, 2008

British aid worker killed as Afghan violence spreads

Afghan Policemen investigate the site of incident in Kabul October 20, 2008.
REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
Gayle Williams
KABUL-Two Taliban gunmen killed a British woman aid worker in the Afghan capital on Monday, accusing her of spreading Christian propaganda, in an attack that could help further restrict humanitarian activities in Afghanistan.Taliban insurgents have increasingly targeted aid workers this year in their campaign to spread an atmosphere of fear and undermine claims by the Afghan government and its Western backers that they are bringing security to the war-ravaged nation."She was walking to work this morning. There were two people on a motorcycle. They got off the motorcycle and shot her and then went away on the motorcycle. She was dead pretty soon afterwards," said Mark Lyth, the board chairman of SERVE Afghanistan, the aid agency which employed the woman.The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. "We killed her for spreading Christian propaganda," Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the militant group, told Reuters by telephone.SERVE Afghanistan is a British-based Christian aid organization focusing on community development and education and training for people with disabilities.
Though NATO insists increased Taliban attacks this year bely its success in weakening the Islamist rebels, targeted Taliban assassinations, suicide and roadside bombs have increased the sense of personal insecurity among Afghans and foreigners alike.A suicide bomber hit a convoy of German troops in the relatively peaceful north of Afghanistan on Monday, killing five children and two German soldiers, a senior police official said....
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PS:Gayle is now strolling the streets of gold in heaven....!!!Thank you Gayle for being brave and obeying the Lord about Afghanistan....!
Please remember to pray for her family and loved ones and for SERVE and all the other aid workers that are there to HELP afghanis...!!!!!
Please pray for all those who were touched by Gayle's life in Afghanistan....!!!!
Pray for the church in Afghanistan!!!!!!
As in the days of Noah....

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