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Africa Subsaharan
Three South Korean doctors slain in north Nigeria
2013-02-10
Religion of Pieces does it again.
(Do we catagorize northern Nigeria as North Africa or sub-Saharan?)
Officials say attackers in northeastern Nigeria have killed three South Korean doctors, beheading one in the assault.

The attack happened Saturday night in Potiskum, a town in Yobe state. Officials told an Associated Press journalist that the doctors worked at the General Hospital in Potiskum.

The AP journalist saw the dead in the hospital morgue. One had been beheaded in the attack.

The three routinely traveled alone and without security guards in the city, which has been a repeated target of a radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram. A Nigerian police official confirmed the attack took place, but declined to immediately comment further.
Posted by:Glenmore

#9  Looks like its the Nigerian kiddies' turn to contract Polio, etc. in the name of Jihad + Allan???
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-02-10 21:07  

#8  Ever since they found out that the CIA used a doctor in a vaccination program to bring down Bin Laden ... they have been wiping out every single doctor and health worker in their territories

Unfortunately, rebel or insurgents troops taking out the 'medicos' is a long-standing feature of every African war.
Posted by: Pappy   2013-02-10 15:48  

#7  Allan wills it
Posted by: Frank G   2013-02-10 15:34  

#6  They are going to wind up with outbreaks of measles, polio and who-knows-what-else because of this stupidity.

Gaia moves in mysterious ways.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2013-02-10 15:24  

#5  They are going to wind up with outbreaks of measles, polio and who-knows-what-else because of this stupidity. Posted by Raider

Bug or feature ?

Posted by: Besoeker   2013-02-10 15:24  

#4  These jihadists are the biggest bunch of nutjobs. Ever since they found out that the CIA used a doctor in a vaccination program to bring down Bin Laden ... they have been wiping out every single doctor and health worker in their territories. What morons. They are going to wind up with outbreaks of measles, polio and who-knows-what-else because of this stupidity.
Posted by: Raider   2013-02-10 15:20  

#3  So, What the hell were they doing there?

Many possibles:

They, North or South Korean, were working under contract to the Nigerian government.

They, if North Korean, were there on behalf of the North Korean government as part of building political ties with Nigeria.

They, if South Korean, were under contract to a non-governmental (NGO) organization or a private company such as a mining firm.

They, if South Korean, were there either on behalf of the South Korean government as part of building political ties with Nigeria, or doing charitable work on behalf of a NGO.

Potsikum is located in an agricultural (livestock) region and has seen attacks by Boko Haram in the past. Given that other news outlets are saying 'North Koreans', I'd say the first two options are viable, with the first one being the most likely.
Posted by: Pappy   2013-02-10 12:39  

#2  So, What the hell were they doing there?
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2013-02-10 12:06  

#1  Other reports say they were North Koreans.
Posted by: Glenmore   2013-02-10 09:34  

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