Hospital guard kills three Americans in Afghan capital

Three Americans have been killed after a security guard opened fire at an international hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul, the U.S. embassy said, in the latest of a series of attacks against foreign civilians in the country.

Afghan policemen stand outside Cure Hospital after three foreigners were killed. Credit: REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

"We can confirm three Americans were killed," said an embassy official, without providing further details.

An interior ministry official said at least one other person, a female nurse, was wounded.