FBI May Look into Afghanistan Aid Team Ambush

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation may look into the case involving 10 Christian medical aid workers killed in Afghanistan.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killings, charging that the medical team tried to convert people to Christianity. International Assistance Mission, the aid agency that supported the team, has denied the claim.

"Our faith motivates and inspires us, but we do not proselytize," IAM Director Dirk Frans said at a news conference Monday. "We abide by the laws of Afghanistan," which make proselytizing illegal.

In a statement released on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the killings a "despicable act of wanton violence" that demonstrates the brutality of the Taliban.

For more reaction to Saturday's deadly ambush, CBN News spoke with Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention. Click play for his comments. Also, watch the full length interview here.

Clinton said it's a false charge and "transparent attempt to justify the unjustifiable."

"With these murders the Taliban have shown us another example of the lengths to which they'll go to advance their twisted idealogy," Clinton said. "As determined as the extremists are to spread their destructive view of the world, the Afghan people along with their partners including the U.S. are determined to stop them."

Meanwhile, Frans says despite the murders, it plans to continue its work in Afghanistan.

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