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  • 24 April 2014, 7:36

Three Foreigners Shot Dead At Kabul Hospital

A security guard has turned his weapon on staff at a Kabul hospital, killing three foreigners including one doctor.

The attack took place on Thursday morning at Cure International Hospital in the west of the city, said District Police Chief Hafiz Khan.

One of the three killed was a doctor, but their nationalities are not yet known. One other person was wounded in the attack.

Mr Khan said the attacker, a member of the Afghan Police Protection Force, suddenly opened fire on the medical staff he was supposed to be protecting.

"The shooter is wounded and is in police custody," said an Interior Ministry official.

It is the latest attack to target foreigners in the country. Two Britons died in January when suicide attackers and gunmen killed a dozen people at a Kabul restaurant.

Nine people also died in March during an attack on an upmarket hotel restaurant in the city.

Another 'insider attack' earlier this month saw a man dressed as a policeman shoot two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus.

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