Afghan Hospital Guard Kills 3 American Medics

World | April 24, 2014, Thursday // 12:30|  views

Afghan security officials stand guard outside the Christian hospital, which is run by a US charity, after an attack that reportedly killed three doctors, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 24 April 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Three American hospital workers have been killed in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday.

Local police confirmed that the hospital guard opened fire for unknown reasons, shooting 4 medical personnel, 3 of whom died, CNN reports. The guard then tried to commit suicide, but survived.

"With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack on CURE Hospital. No other information will be released at this time", the US embassy in Kabul wrote.

CURE is a non-profit organization, offering medical treatment in 29 countries around the world.

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