A foreign aid worker was shot dead in a residential area of Kabul by two gunmen on a motorbike as she walked to work on Monday morning, police officials and residents said.
The aid worker, Gayle Williams, 34, was one of a team of women working with the British Christian organization, Serve Afghanistan, and had been working for two years in Afghanistan directing projects for the disabled, the organization said in a notice on its Web site, serveafghanistan.org. She held British and South African citizenship.
A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack to Agence France-Presse, saying she was targeted because her organization was proselytizing. However, Serve Afghanistan, whose workers are all volunteers, has operated in Afghanistan since 1980 and is not known for proselytizing.