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Another German tourist killed in Afghanistan

The Local · 26 Sep 2011, 08:48

Published: 26 Sep 2011 08:48 GMT+02:00

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The 57-year-old from the state of Baden-Württemberg was shot dead along with an Afghan companion in what was considered a relatively safe region of the country.

The man was in a car with three Afghans when they were attacked by two armed men on a motorbike. After a short altercation, the pair opened fire. The other two Afghans in the car were injured.

The German was apparently on his way from the province of Herat in the west to the Bamian province.

The attack comes just three weeks after two German aid workers were found shot dead after going hiking in the Hindu Kush mountains north of Kabul.

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11:04 September 26, 2011 by Englishted
Why on earth was he there ?.

Just plain stupid ,but also a danger to other people who may have had to rescue him if there had been another result.
12:44 September 26, 2011 by Frenemy
He was most likely either a reporter or BND (or both?).
12:48 September 26, 2011 by solsscriptura
Achtung! Guten Morgen! There IS a war going on there, so why is a TOURIST there? I agree with Frenemy - read BND, even if he was a reporter. A reporter. Sind wir von Gestern?
15:25 September 26, 2011 by DoubleDTown
Don't jump to conclusions that the guy was a spy. I believe Germans (especially those that don't vote for the CDU or FDP) think that because they are not Americans they are safe everywhere. That's why we often hear about the German tourist GROUP in some bizarro place that got into trouble. We don't hear about the Italian, or Danish, etc. groups -- it's the German Wanderlust gone wild.

Check this recent news story about hippie Germans, including families, that think touring Afghanistan (even driving through Iran and Pakistan to get there) is cool: http://www.sz-online.de/nachrichten/artikel.asp?id=2871750
15:30 September 26, 2011 by ATM
Why would anyone with common sense go to tour the most dangerous areas in the world at this time. Well I guess they did not use or have common sense
16:37 September 26, 2011 by zeddriver
They must have gone to the same school of stupidity that the three Americans went to that were recently released. The three Americans are anti-American politicaly and they obviously thought that would give them a free pass. The American government or any government for that matter should not lift a finger or risk anyones life to aid these "tourists". If one goes into a war zone or openly hostile anti western country for a holiday you should be on your own. Caveat emptor.
17:30 September 26, 2011 by The-ex-pat
11:04 September 26, 2011 by Englishted

Why on earth was he there ?...

If he is anything like my mother in law, he probably thinks that accidents and other nasty things only happen to other people....................
17:55 September 26, 2011 by jmclewis

I was going to go to Iraq on vacation but Afghanistan cost less!

The only news I believe is what I see with my eyes!
21:07 September 26, 2011 by Enough
Glad to see someone so dumb has removed themselves from the gene pool.
21:50 September 26, 2011 by delvek
I cant help but wonder how the absurdity of this story lends to its truthfulness.
20:24 September 27, 2011 by mixxim 1
Reasons neede?

Here are some:

1 Women know their place

2 The Sun shines

3 It is hot

4 There are no Catholics
11:33 September 28, 2011 by Englishted

To paraphrase "see Kabul and die".

Or why not try surfing of a small part of the Japanese coast,I hear and read there was a accident there but you never know.
20:02 September 28, 2011 by wenddiver
Most pachages are billed for double occupancy, so he paid more not bringing the wife or kids. That would have really cleaned up the old gene pool.
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