April 24 - Foreigners are killed at an international hospital in the Afghan capital as a security guard opens fire. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Three foreigners were killed on Thursday (April 24) when a security guard opened fire at an international hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, security sources said. An Interior Ministry official confirmed the deaths of three foreign nationals and said a member of the hospital medical staff had been wounded, adding that the gunman was also wounded and in police custody. No further details were available. Thursday's shooting occurred in the grounds of the Cure Hospital which specialises in children's and maternal health. It is considered one of the country's leading hospitals as well as being a training institution. The hospital in the west of the city confirmed the attack, but provided no further details. It is the latest of a series of attacks against foreign civilians. Attacks on security forces, Afghan civilians and Westerners have been on the rise since the beginning of the year as Afghans have voted for a successor to President Hamid Karzai, barred by the constitution from running again.