Jihadist gratitude, and another victory for hearts-and-minds initiatives. “Saviour of 2,000 Afghans who saved a baby’s life executed by the Taliban,” by Rebecca Evans in the Daily Mail, December 15 (thanks to Wimpy):
A British doctor shot dead by the Taliban was part of a humanitarian mission that had helped 2,000 Afghans, an inquest heard yesterday.
Dr Karen Woo was executed alongside nine other aid workers after they tried to cross a mountain river in August last year.
The 36-year-old, who was due to get married a fortnight later, suffered “˜catastrophic” injuries from two gunshot wounds in the attack.
Shortly before her death she had helped to save the life of a baby boy who was struggling to breathe.
Her team had been halfway through a 120-mile, three-week expedition in the northern Nuristan Province when they were ambushed….