UNAMA following a statement said, all three slain were foreigners who selflessly helped people of Afghanistan in need of medical assistance. The gunman is reported to be a security officer and the motive behind the attack is unknown and no organization has claimed responsibility.
“No civilian, no health or medical facility, and in particular no medical personnel whose duty and mission is to protect lives, should be the focus of such a terrifying act of violence,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, Ján Kubiš. “The attack is a blow to Afghanistan – I urge a thorough criminal investigation to bring about justice in this case.”
The US embassy in Kabul also condemned the attack and confirmed that three Americans were killed following the incident.
“The U.S. Embassy condemns the deplorable act of violence at the CURE International Hospital of Kabul today,” the embassy said following an online statement.
The statement further added, “Those killed in the attack were humanitarian workers dedicated to improving the lives of Afghans by providing a full range of medical services including reconstructive surgery to children with physical disabilities and pre- and post-natal care for mothers. This act of terror has deprived the citizens of Afghanistan of valuable medical expertise.”