November 2nd, 2010
11:35 AM ET

Bodies of 2 aid workers discovered

The bodies of two female aid workers were discovered Sunday morning in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a spokesman for Helmand's governor told CNN on Tuesday.

Daud Ahmadi said one of the women was the founder of the organization Mahjoba Herawi, an Afghan non-governmental organization. Ahmadi said both were working on women-oriented projects such as jam and pasta making.

The women's driver disappeared, and it was unclear whether robbers or the Taliban killed the women, Ahmadi said.

The deaths come after a British aid worker held hostage in eastern Afghanistan was killed by her captors during an October rescue attempt.

Linda Norgrove, 36, worked for DAI, an international humanitarian group. U.S. military officials have said investigations were underway to determine whether Norgrove was killed by a grenade thrown by American forces trying to free her.

Also in southern Afghanistan, a NATO-led service member died after an insurgent attack, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said. The force did not identify the nationality of the service member or precisely where the incident occurred.

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  1. Asad

    divide Afghanistan in to two parts pastun and nonpashton in the north part of the country otherwise there is no win in Afghanistan now or in the future.

    November 6, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. USMC Forever

    Michelle Flowers, you shouldn't be asking Mr. Lubin where is his compassion. He is absolutely correct in his statement.
    This is a WAR ZONE Madam, if you go into it without a protection plan, you will be the next statistic period. I just love people like you with your compassion speeches, how about a speech on using the grey matter between your ears and watch what you do in unfamiliar territory like a WAR ZONE. I am sorry but these aid workers WASTED their lives because of their foolishness. I am sure the God Bless them that you gave them helps them immensely now that they are pushing up daisies, eh???

    November 5, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. Michelle Flowers

    Dear Mr. Lubin,

    Where is your sense of compassion? These aid workers go into areas to help people. While they are aware of the risks, it is still sad to learn that they have lost their lives. It is especially heartbreaking to know that they were there serving the needs of other people, both American and host nation Afghan.

    I say God bless them for their brave sacrifice in the name of world peace.

    November 3, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Andrew Lubin

    When are these people going to learn that you don't go into a war torn area on a mission? First we need to achieve peace as our military has no legitamate business in Afghanistan trying to take over that country.

    November 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |