Motive for murder of aid worker in Kabul unknown
The motive for the murder last week of a British South African in Kabul is still unclear, her organisation said yesterday at an emotional press conference attended by the aid worker's mother and sister.
SERVE Afghanistan spokeswoman Rina van der Ende again rejected claims by the insurgent Islamic Taliban that the group preached Christianity and that is why Gayle Williams, 34, was shot dead on Monday.
"There is still no clue why Gayle was murdered," van der Ende told a press conference ahead of her funeral in Kabul Sunday.
"The Taliban has claimed that Gayle was targeted for promoting her faith. That is simply not true," she said. Investigations were continuing, she said.
The British-based charity says it is a Christian organisation but has a strict policy against proselytising.
Karen Williams, who arrived from South Africa, said her sister was passionate about helping disabled children, who included victims of landmines from the country's decades of wars.