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Foreign ICRC Hospital Employee Gunned Down In Mazar

Two suspected gunmen, one of whom is disabled and in a wheelchair, have been arrested following the shooting of a foreign doctor in Mazar-e-Sharif.

Two gunmen shot dead a foreign woman, employed as a doctor by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), at a hospital in Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province on Monday, local officials confirmed.

According to officials, one of the suspects is disabled and confined to a wheelchair. The two allegedly hid the weapon in the wheelchair and then used it once inside the hospital. 

Officials earlier said both suspects had fled on bicycles, however on further investigation it was found that this was not the case and that one suspect was in a wheelchair.

This suspect has reportedly been receiving treatment at the ICRC hospital in Mazar for 19 years.

Officials also said an Afghan hospital employee was wounded in the shooting. 

The two suspects, both from Baghlan, have been arrested. 

However, details, including the nationality of the doctor, have not been released.

No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

Afghanistan

Foreign ICRC Hospital Employee Gunned Down In Mazar

Two suspected gunmen, one of whom is disabled and in a wheelchair, have been arrested following the shooting of a foreign doctor in Mazar-e-Sharif.

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Two gunmen shot dead a foreign woman, employed as a doctor by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), at a hospital in Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province on Monday, local officials confirmed.

According to officials, one of the suspects is disabled and confined to a wheelchair. The two allegedly hid the weapon in the wheelchair and then used it once inside the hospital. 

Officials earlier said both suspects had fled on bicycles, however on further investigation it was found that this was not the case and that one suspect was in a wheelchair.

This suspect has reportedly been receiving treatment at the ICRC hospital in Mazar for 19 years.

Officials also said an Afghan hospital employee was wounded in the shooting. 

The two suspects, both from Baghlan, have been arrested. 

However, details, including the nationality of the doctor, have not been released.

No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

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