KABUL, Afghanistan, March 8 (UPI) -- The German aid group Deutsche Welthungerhilfe said that one of its staff members was shot dead in Afghanistan Thursday morning.
The German national was traveling in a two-vehicle convoy in the Sar-i-Pul region in the northern part of the country with Afghan aid workers when the group was stopped by two armed men, Deutsche Welle reported.
The gunmen berated the Afghans for working with foreigners and then forced them to leave the vehicles. They heard shots and, when they returned to the vehicles, they found their German convoy mortally wounded.
The slain aid worker was in Afghanistan on a short-term assignment to inspect building sites. Welthungerhilfe is involved in rebuilding bridges, schools and hospitals, especially in northern and eastern Afghanistan.
Deutsche Welle reported that officials believe the attack was a robbery, not a Taliban action.