Militants attacked a remote guesthouse and killed nine Afghans working for a Czech charity on Tuesday, as a new report by a US university warned that almost 100,000 people have been killed in Afghanistan since the 2001 US-led invasion. Tuesday’s attack took place in the Zari district of northern Balkh province at 2 a.m., when gunmen burst into the workers’ rooms as they
slept, said Abdul Basset Ayni, director of the province’s rural development department. Nine people, including a woman, who were working on reconstruction projects were shot dead. They were employed by a Czech organization called People in Need, and included five project staff, two guards and two drivers, the charity’s country director Ross Hollister told The Associated Press.