3 American workers shot, killed in Afghan hospital

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least three American hospital workers in Afghanistan were killed Thursday by an officer guarding the hospital, Kabul police said.

The three men killed were among four American workers shot at the CURE hospital in downtown Kabul, city police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanekzai said.

The police guard shot himself but survived, Stanekzai said. The motive for the attack was not immediately clear.

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul confirmed the shooting.

“With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack on CURE Hospital,” the embassy tweeted. “No other information will be released at this time.”

CURE is a non-profit organization that operates hospitals and programs in 29 countries, according to its website.

It said patients “experience the life-changing message of God’s love for them” while receiving treatment regardless of gender, religion or ability to pay.

The CURE hospital in Kabul has about 100 beds and has about 37,000 patients annually.

More attacks on foreigners

Afghanistan has seen a spate of deadly attacks against foreigners in recent weeks.

On April 4, two Associated Press journalists were shot in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province. Award-winning German photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed, and Canadian reporter Kathy Gannon was injured.

And last month, five militants set off a deadly car bomb and then stormed a guest house used by foreigners in Kabul, the Afghan interior ministry said.

The militants held several foreigners hostage, including three Americans, a Malaysian and a person from an unspecified African country.

One girl was killed in the bombing. By the end of the hostage ordeal, One of the militants was shot and killed, and the other four blew themselves up.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the March attack. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said militants targeted a location that foreigners used as a church and for converting Afghans to Christianity.

6 comments

  • Lies Lies Lies

    Pull every American out of this sickening place already President Osama!!!! People are turning their backs and killing our people….while you sit back and relax doing nothing and getting paid for ruining this economy, its time to pull all the Americans from this dump and let them all handle their economy the way they want without the United States bullying them. Enough is enough already man…these people go into the military and want to help defend our country, but die defending another country is absolutely insane. Time to get rid of this stuff already and bring them home. You would not send you daughters President OSama, so bring other families home to stay safe and not defend your people!

  • Johnny c.

    the CURE clinic is run by “non-profit” individuals, not related to Obama.
    As far as I can tell, Obama didn’t send them over there,

    • Zombiekiller

      Spot on Johnny. You can’t expect people to research anything. They spew whatever meets their agenda out of their rear end.

      That being said I don’t care for Obama either.

    • Lies Lies Lies

      If we didnt have military prescence in that awful country, do you really think this CURE group would be there trying to help out? I think not….people are dumb for even wanting to go there….almost like walking down high point road at 1Am and expect your walk to be peaceful without thugs and drug runners.

      • Zombiekiller

        It’s all about the dollar dollar bills, lots of contractors etc go over there and make ALOT of money. You might consider it hazard pay.

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