Swede killed in Afghanistan

A Swedish woman from Örebro in eastern Sweden was shot and killed in Kabul in January. The woman was visiting relatives in the Afghan capital, according to a report in Nerikes Allehanda.

The woman died when men unknown to her opened fire as she sat in a car with a relative. Swedish authorities have been informed, but have not been told any more details of the events surrounding the killing.

“The information we have received from our consular office in Kabul is that the person who was was shot was a woman living in Sweden and who was visiting Afghanistan,” said Ellinor Lundmark at the Swedish foreign ministry to the newspaper.

According to the foreign ministry, the woman’s family have not sought the help of the Swedish authorities, who recommend against visiting Afghanistan due to the precarious security situation.