FBI probes medic murders in Afghanistan

The FBI is conducting its own search into the deaths of six Americans who were in the middle of eight foreign workers on a medicinal aid project gunned down in Afghanistan in an assault claimed by the Taliban.

The Afghan center ministry is also investigating the killings in the country's northeast, which US escritoire of State Hillary Clinton destined 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 region on Friday. Two Afghans were also shot dead and while the group's driver survived.

The murdered foreign persons were volunteers with the Christian aid assemblage International Assistance Mission (IAM) and were mostly medics working on an eye care project, but also included a US filmmaker.

US bureaucrat and the charity deprived of Taliban claims that they were proselytisers and spy.

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