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Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
« on: April 24, 2014, 09:05:32 AM »
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Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

By Associated Press

April 24, 2014 | 4:21am



KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

The shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest in a string of deadly attacks on foreign civilians in the Afghan capital this year.

Two of the dead were a visiting father and son, Minister of Health Soraya Dalil said, adding that the other victim was a Cure International doctor who had worked for seven years in Kabul. She said an American nurse had also been wounded in the attack.

The attacker was a member of the Afghan Public Protection Force assigned to guard the hospital, according to District Police Chief Hafiz Khan. He said the man’s motive was not yet clear.

The gunman was wounded and in custody. He was in surgery at midday in the same medical facility under heavy police guard, according to Kanishka Bektash Torkystani, a Ministry of Health spokesman.

“Five doctors had entered the compound of the hospital and were walking toward the building when the guard opened fire on them,” Torkystani said. “Three foreign doctors were killed.”

It was also unclear how the attacker was wounded.

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul confirmed that three American citizens had been killed in the hospital attack but said it had no other information.

    ‘With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack on CURE Hospital. No other information will be released at…—
    U.S. Embassy Kabul (@USEmbassyKabul) April 24, 2014’

According to its website, the Cure International Hospital was founded in 2005 by invitation of the Afghan Ministry of Health. It sees 37,000 patients a year, specializing in child and maternity health as well as general surgery. It is affiliated with the Christian charity Cure International, which operates in 29 countries with the motto “curing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God.”

The attacker had emerged from surgery in the afternoon and was in recovery at Cure International before being questioned, Dalil added.

The Afghan capital has seen a spate of attacks on foreign civilians in 2014, a worrying new trend as the U.S.-led military coalition prepares to withdraw most troops by the end of the year.

It was unclear whether the Taliban were behind Thursday’s shooting, though the insurgents have claimed several major attacks that killed foreign civilians this year, an escalation after years of mostly targeting foreign military personnel and Afghan security forces.

In January, a Taliban attack on a popular Kabul restaurant with suicide bombers and gunmen killed more than a dozen people, while in March gunmen slipped past security at an upscale hotel in the Afghan capital and killed several diners in its restaurant. Two foreign journalists were killed and another wounded in two separate attacks.

The hospital shooting is also the second “insider attack” by a member of Afghan security forces targeting foreign civilians this month.

On April 4, an Afghan police officer shot two Associated Press staff working in the eastern province of Khost, killing photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon.

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Re: Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 09:48:11 AM »
Obama has lost both Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Re: Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 10:01:12 AM »
Obama has lost both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Yes, he has. These doctors were working pro bono to help Afghanistan, yet since they were Americans, they weren't worth living to those monsters. I wonder what Obama will have to say about this?   **nononono*

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Re: Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 10:09:47 AM »
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It was also unclear how the attacker was wounded.

I can make an educated guess.

Cure International follows the same rules as MsF - medical teams always have guards. Those guards are always armed. Guessing he relaxed a bit too soon when they got into the compound itself.

Yes, he has. These doctors were working pro bono to help Afghanistan, yet since they were Americans, they weren't worth living to those monsters. I wonder what Obama will have to say about this?   **nononono*

He'll say nothing at all. Too busy bowing to robots and China.
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Re: Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 10:33:35 AM »
Yes, he has. These doctors were working pro bono to help Afghanistan, yet since they were Americans, they weren't worth living to those monsters. I wonder what Obama will have to say about this?   **nononono*

Nothing.

He probably won't even find out about it.  Too busy fundraising, and lying about Obamacare......
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