An Afghan security guard shot and killed three American doctors at the CURE Hospital in Kabul on Thursday. CURE is a network of charitable hospitals and surgical programs that delivers life-changing medical care and the good news of God’s love to children and families with treatable conditions.
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The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan confirmed Thursday that three American doctors — including a reported father and son — were killed by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a Kabul hospital.
“With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack at CURE Hospital,” said a statement posted on the Embassy’s Twitter page. “No other information will be released at this time.”
The shooting was the latest in a string of deadly attacks on foreign civilians in the Afghan capital this year.
Two of the dead Americans were a father and son, Minister of Health Soraya Dalil said, adding that the third American was a Cure International doctor who had worked for seven years in Kabul.
Dalil said an American nurse was also wounded in the attack.
“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, were killed,” Dalil said. “The two visitors were father and son, and a woman who was also in the visiting group was wounded.”