3 US Doctors Killed in Afghan Hospital
Afghan hospital guard also injures US nurse; motive unknown
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 24, 2014 6:50 AM CDT
An Afghan policeman stands guard in his vehicle in front of the main gate of Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 24, 2014.   (Massoud Hossaini)

(Newser) – An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital this morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a US nurse. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest in a string of deadly attacks on foreign civilians this year. "A child specialist doctor who was working in this hospital for the last seven years for the people of Afghanistan was killed and also two others who were here to meet him, and they were also American nationals," says the Minister of Health. "The two visitors were father and son, and a woman who was also in the visiting group was wounded." She was apparently an American nurse.

The attacker was a member of the Afghan Public Protection Force assigned to guard the hospital, according to the local police chief; the man's motive was not yet clear, nor was the level of Taliban involvement. The gunman was wounded and in custody. He emerged from surgery in the afternoon and was in recovery under heavy police guard at Cure International before being questioned. The Cure International Hospital specializes in child and maternity health; it is affiliated with the Christian charity Cure International, which operates in 29 countries.

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Apr 24, 2014 1:22 PM CDT
we should get the hell out of there and just let the savages kill eachother not us! fubo! fubar!
Apr 24, 2014 10:42 AM CDT
Obama was the shooter. It just came over Fox News. He also wants to pull all our troops out of this war. What an incredibly stupid idea. Anyone with any sense knows we should stay in Afghanistan for another 500 years or until the Taliban are defeated, whichever comes first. This is the Republican position.
Apr 24, 2014 10:23 AM CDT
Afghanistan --- Welcome to the 12th Century! Oh Yes, This is a Religious War and still going strong!