Three American doctors were killed early Thursday morning at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan by an Afghan security officer according to the U.S. Embassy. More from Fox News:
The shooting at Cure International Hospital in the western part of the Afghan capital was the latest attack on foreign civilians in the city this year.
"With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack at CURE Hospital," said a statement posted on the Embassy's Twitter page. "No other information will be released at this time."
The attacker was a member of the Afghan Police Protection Force assigned to guard the hospital, District Police Chief Hafiz Khan told the Associated Press. Khan said the man's motive was not yet clear.
Doctors at CURE International Hospital specialize in maternity and child health. Qualified doctors in Afghanistan are hard to find.
Today, CURE International Hospital of Kabul is one of the leading medical institutions in Afghanistan. The hospital represents many things to many people. To expecting mothers, it is a haven where they can safely deliver their child. For children with physical disabilities, it is where they can be made whole. For health care professionals, it is a center of medical excellence where they can receive advanced training and education. For the nation of Afghanistan, it is a source of hope.
In recent years, attacks from "friendly" sources have become all too common.