US Citizen Killed in Kabul Attack

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan says an American citizen has been killed and another wounded in a shooting incident at a compound used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency .

The spokesman ((Gavin Sundwall) said Monday an Afghan employee of the U.S. government carried out the attack late Sunday in Kabul, and that the attacker was killed. Officials did not give a motive for the shooting in the Afghan capital, and there has been no immediate claim of responsibility.

The wounded U.S. citizen was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident comes less than two weeks after militants launched a coordinated assault on several high-profile targets in the capital, including the U.S. embassy and NATO headquarters. Nine people were killed in a nearly day-long siege.

In another attack Sunday, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a local police headquarter in eastern Paktika province, killing two policemen and wounding two civilians.