In Kabul, Afghanistan, three American medical workers were shot outside by an officer who was guarding the premise. Two of those killed were father and son. “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 father had worked as a pediatrician at the CURE hospital for seven years in downtown Kabul. The motive of the shooter was not clear, however there have been attacks on foreigners in recent weeks.
“With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack on CURE Hospital,” the embassy tweeted. “No other information will be released at this time.” CURE is a major non-profit organization that has patients that have life changing experiences without the ability to pay.
Two weeks ago, two Associated Press journalists were killed in eastern Afghanistan and an award-winning German photographer was shot a week later. Last month, a horrific bombing occurred leaving five militants and a young girl dead. In regards to the hospital shooting, it is so demeaning that when we as Americans are trying to help other civilians medically, and our thank you is essentially death.