The U.S. embassy in Kabul confirms that the three foreign doctors killed by a security guard at the Cure International Hospital in the Afghan capital were U.S. citizens. The gunman was wounded in the ensuing melee
Three doctors working for a charity in Afghanistan were killed in Kabul on Thursday after being gunned down by a local security guard at a hospital.
The assault occurred at the Cure International Hospital on Thursday morning, according to the New York Times.
According to the U.S. embassy in Kabul, all three of the victims in the shooting were American citizens. The security guard behind the attack was reportedly shot and injured during the melee.
The assault comes weeks after an Afghan police officer opened fire on two AP journalists in the eastern city of Khost in early April. AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed during the shooting and correspondent Kathy Gannon was injured.