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Bodies of 4 American medical workers headed home

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The U.S. Embassy in Kabul says the remains of four Americans killed during a medical mission in northern Afghanistan are being flown back to the United States.

Embassy spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says the remains left Kabul on Wednesday and are being transported by U.S. military aircraft and accompanied by FBI personnel.

She says the families of two other American victims asked that they be buried in Afghanistan, where they lived for many years.

Ten members of an International Assistance Mission medical team - six Americans, two Afghans, one German and a Briton - were ambushed and killed by gunmen last week in Badakhshan province.

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