Thursday, April 24, 2014

Afghan Guard Shoots Kills 3 American Doctors in Kabul

Afghan Guard Shoots Kills 3 American Doctors in Kabul --
tags: Timeline 2014, afghanistan, afghanistan doctor attacks, insider attack, shooting, hospital attack, not terrorist

April 24, 2014 Afghan Guard Shoots Kills 3 American Doctors in Kabul Three Americans were shot and killed by an Afghan security guard who opened fire on five doctors. An American nurse was also wounded. The motive was unclear since the Taliban did not claim responsibility. It was the second insider attack after April 4th shooting of AP photojournalists by an Afghan policeman, as media noted that attacks have shifted towards civilians as troops have been withdrawing. Filipino-American pediatrician Jerry Umanos from Chicago was one of the victims. The Telegraph reported in 2010 British doctor Karen Woo was among a group of 8 doctors who were killed by the Taliban in bullet riddled cars in Afghanistan. Salon reported in 2012, a Navy SEAL was killed in a rescue of a US doctor in Afghanistan.

Other attacks on doctors and civilians in Afghanistan

  • Navy SEAL killed rescuing US doctor in Afghanistan - Salon ...

    Dec 10, 2012 - WASHINGTON — A member of a U.S. special operations team was killedduring a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an ...
    Missing: jerry ‎yumanos

  • Briton among eight doctors 'killed by Taliban' - Telegraph › ... › Afghanistan

    The Daily Telegraph
    Aug 7, 2010 - A group of eight doctors, including British doctor Karen Woo, have been ... three bullet-riddled cars in a remote northern province ofAfghanistan.

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      1. GMA News ‎- 4 days ago
        Filipino-American doctor was among three people killed in an attack ... the embassy identified the fatality as DrJerry Umanos, a pediatrician ...

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    1. Chicago mayor calls slain Fil-Am doctor a 'hero' | ABS-CBN ...

      ABS‑CBN News and Current Affairs
      10 hours ago - ... described the Filipino-American doctor killed in Kabul, Afghanistan... Afghan medical workers, Chicago-based pediatrician Jerry Umanos ...
    2. Fil-Am doctor among 3 killed in Kabul hospital attack | ABS ...

      ABS‑CBN News and Current Affairs
      5 days ago - KABUL - A Filipino-American doctor was among those killed on Thursday ... DrJerry Umanos has volunteered in Afghanistan to train medical ...
    3. Fil-Am doctor among 3 killed in Kabul hospital attack - Philstar

      The Philippine Star
      5 days ago - KABUL, Afghanistan — Three Americans including a half-Filipino ... Among the dead was DrJerry Umanos, a 57-year-old pediatrician ... the Filipino-American pediatrician from Chicago who was killed in Kabul on Thursday.

    4. KABUL, Afghanistan — Three Americans including a half-Filipino doctor were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists.
      Another American, a female medical worker, was wounded in the attack at Cure International Hospital of Kabul, run by a U.S.-based Christian charity, and the gunman also was wounded, officials said.
      The hospital staff performed surgery on the attacker, who had shot himself, before he was handed over to Afghan authorities, Cure said in a statement. However, Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the assailant was shot by other security guards.
      The attacker's motive was not clear, police said, and there was no Taliban claim of responsibility by Thursday night.
      As international troops withdraw, civilian workers increasingly fear they are considered prime targets by militants. Some are rethinking their safety — and even if they will stay.
      All three of the dead were identified as American doctors by Bektash Torkystani, a Health Ministry spokesman. But the U.S. Embassy confirmed only that three American citizens had been killed. Cure said a doctor was one of three people killed.
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      Among the dead was Dr. Jerry Umanos, a 57-year-old pediatrician from Chicago, according to his mother-in-law, Angie Schuitema. The Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago said Umanos worked there for more than 16 years before moving to Afghanistan in 2005.
      The Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. said Umanos was a Filipino-American.

  • Chicago doctor Jerry Umanos among those killed in ...

    Chicago doctor Jerry Umanos among those killed in Afghanistan. Apr 24th 2014 5:16PM. Share. This undated photo provided by the Lawndale Christian Health ...

  • Jerry Umanos, American Doctor Killed in Afghanistan: 5 Fast ...
    5 days ago - DrJerry Umanos is one of three American doctors killed by a police officer in a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • ISSUU - Friday, April 25, 2014 by The Philadelphia Tribune

    4 days ago - ... union President Jerry Jordan, citing overwhelming public support, .... Dr. Jerr y Umanos “was always working to help inner-city kids and trying ... “We don't hold any ill will towards Afghanistan in general or even the gunman who did this. ... Associated Press on Thursday that she learned of Umanos' death, ...

  • The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan confirmed Thursday that three American doctors were killed by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a Kabul hospital.
    shooting was the latest in a string of deadly attacks on foreign civilians in the Afghan capital this year. Two of the dead Americans were a father and son, Minister of Health Soraya Dalil said, adding that the third American was a Cure International doctor who had worked for seven years in Kabul. Dalil said an American nurse was also wounded in the attack.."Five doctors had entered the compound of the hospital and were walking toward the building when the guard opened fire on them," Torkystani said. "Three foreign doctors were killed."..unclear whether the Taliban were behind Thursday's shooting, though the insurgents have claimed several major attacks that killed foreign civilians this year, .. second "insider attack" by a member of Afghan security forces targeting foreign civilians this month. On April 4, an Afghan police officer shot two Associated Press staff ..

    As usual, there is no conceivable motive, he probably had mental problems or was a disgruntled patient. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to believe the killing might be an assassination ordered by the Taliban.

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