3 American workers shot, killed in Afghan hospital

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — At least three

American medical workers in Afghanistan were

killed Thursday by an officer guarding the

hospital, Kabul police said.

The three men killed were among four

American workers shot at the CURE hospital in

downtown Kabul, city police spokesman

Hashmatullah Stanekzai said.

The police guard shot himself but survived,

Stanekzai said. The motive for the attack was

not immediately clear.

Two of those killed were father and son,

Afghan Minister of Public Health Suraya Dalil


The father, a senior pediatrician at the

hospital, was at the gate to allow the others —

his guests — into the building, Dalil told "CNN

Newsroom." That's when the guard opened

fire, she said.

The surviving victim has undergone medical

treatment and is in stable condition, she


The senior pediatrician had worked at the

hospital for seven years.

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul confirmed the


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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