Dr Karen Woo moved to Afghanistan to provide health care to the needy, specifying in aiding pregnant women about to give birth. She organised a medical trek out to to Nuristan, probably the most dangerous area in Afghanistan, in order to visit and provide care to the poor people living there.
She, 8 other medical workers and 2 Afghans were lined up in front of some abandoned vehicles and gunned down one by one. he Taliban have claimed they were behind the attack.
Karen wrote an interesting, and heart-warming blog about her time in Afghanistan, and everyone should take a moment to read it: