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3 Americans Killed in Kabul Hospital Attack

An Afghan policeman prevents journalists from approaching Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 24, 2014.
An Afghan policeman prevents journalists from approaching Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 24, 2014.
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The U.S. Embassy in Kabul says three Americans were killed Thursday in an attack at a hospital in the Afghan capital.

Afghan police say a security guard opened fire at western Kabul's Cure Hospital, which is run by a U.S.-based charity group. At least one of the dead was a doctor.

Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the security guard is now in police custody and an investigation is under way.

"This was an unfortunate incident this morning," he told reporters. "The attacker was a police security guard there and he opens fire on foreign nationals who went there and unfortunately three of them have been killed. One is injured and the injured has been taken to the hospital. And the police has arrested the attacker as well so we will investigate to find out the motives behind this attack."

It is unclear whether the Taliban is responsible for the shooting.

Foreign civilians in Afghanistan have been the target of a rising number of attacks this year.

Earlier this month, a police officer shot two Associated Press journalists in the eastern part of the country.

In March, a Swedish journalist was killed outside a Kabul restaurant.

Twenty-one people were killed in January in a bombing at a Lebanese restaurant in Kabul's diplomatic district.

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by: lugnut from: canada
April 24, 2014 8:52 PM
I agree. Descendants of Ismael "will be a wild ass of a man". This still true after thousands of years. The west cannot ever hope to tame this society ( and ideology of Islam). We have no business being there.

by: Alex Scheirer from: USA
April 24, 2014 8:46 PM
The bottom line is: The Talibs are positioning themselves to immediately resume power on the day after US forces leave the country. Anyone who thinks otherwise is living in a fool's world.
The Afghanis are going to receive what they so richly deserve.

by: ali baba from: new york
April 24, 2014 9:14 AM
how far is too far? we have to let them deal with each other. they are barbaric and they do not deserve a young man to lose his lives for this society that they are living in stone age with the ideology of Islam. American has to leave Afghanistan and let them kill each other and abuse boys and woman
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by: person from: somewhere
April 24, 2014 8:46 PM
I disagree because we all had help to grow up, if we want to be helpful, we can help them out of a "barbaric" age, and into the age the rest of the world. Because when I grew up, everyone had some one who wanted to help them

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