Karen Woo

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Survivor Tells of Medics' Last Moments

Gunshots, pleadings, death

(Newser) - The first sign of danger was the crackle of gunfire over their heads. Ten gunmen, their faces covered, rushed toward terrified humanitarian workers and began shouting "Satellite! Satellite!" —a demand to surrender their phones. Moments later, 10 of them lay dead, including two women hiding in the... More »

Slain Doctor in Afghanistan: 'Trek Will Not Be Easy'

British woman wrote of dangers beforehand

(Newser) - Many of the details surrounding the execution of 10 aid workers , including six Americans, in Afghanistan are still being sorted out. But one of the victims, British surgeon Karen Woo, knew the dangers. "The trek will not be easy," she wrote beforehand of the journey to Nurestan, which... More »

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