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An Afghan driver for the humanitarian team that fell into a lethal ambush last week in northeastern Afghanistan is being held and questioned by Afghan authorities, who on Monday declined to say whether he was formally under arrest or suspected of colluding in the attack.
Ten of the team’s 12 members, six of them Americans, were shot dead by gunmen in remote, rugged Badakhshan province as they returned from a medical mission in neighboring Nuristan province. The Taliban claimed responsibility, accusing the group of spying and preaching Christianity.
The bodies of the U.S. nationals — which were flown to the capital on Sunday along with those of two Afghans, a German and a Briton who died along with them — were to be brought to the United States for autopsies as part of an FBI-assisted investigation, the group’s executive director, Dirk Frans, told reporters in Kabul on Monday.