Afghan Hospital Guard Opens Fire On Americans

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Three Americans were killed at a private hospital in Kabul on Thursday morning when an Afghan police officer opened fire, officials said, in a new wave of anti-Western hostility here.

One of the physicians who worked there was hosting visitors from the United States, said Gen. Mohammad Zahir, the Kabul police chief.

Among the dead was a pediatrician from Chicago, Dr. Jerry Umanos, who “felt called” to move to Afghanistan to treat children and train physicians

“We have lost a dear friend,” said James Brooks, the chief ministry officer at the Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago, where Dr. Umanos had worked for 25 years. “Our clinic is grieving right now. Our hearts are broken.”

The shooting took place at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul, a facility that specializes in the treatment of disabled children and women’s health issues.

The attacker served in the Afghan Public Protection Force – an armed security force created to protect the foreign organizations that hire them – and was assigned to guard the hospital, District Police Chief Hafiz Khan said. He said the man’s motive was not yet clear.

Initial reports by Afghan police officials had claimed all three of the dead were doctors – however, details about the other victims remained unconfirmed.

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