Kim Hjelmsgaard

Kim Hjelmsgaard writes for USA Today.

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U.S. Doctors Killed at Afghan Hospital Run by Christian Charity

by Valerie Plesch, by Kim Hjelmsgaard 04-25-2014

An Afghan security guard allegedly shot and killed three Americans at a hospital in Kabul on Thursday. The three killed were doctors, including a visiting father and son.

Another doctor and a U.S. nurse were wounded in the attack.

District Police Chief Hafiz Khan said a guard suddenly turned his weapon on the staff he was supposed to be protecting at Cure International Hospital and started shooting.

“Five doctors had entered the compound of the hospital and were walking toward the building when the guard opened fire on them,” said Kanishka Bektash Torkystani, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health. “Three foreign doctors were killed.”