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CIA Office In Kabul Attacked - 09/26/2011
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An Afghan employee of the United States Embassy in Kabul killed one U.S. citizen and wounded another in an attack on a CIA office inside the embassy annex Sunday, a U.S. Embassy statement said.According to the statement, Sunday night’s attack was carried out by an Afghan employee of the U.S. Embassy, who was also killed in the shooting. But the statement didn’t provide any further information on the identity of the shooter and the two Americans.The wounded embassy employee, whose injuries were described as “non-life threatening,” was evacuated to a military medical facility.The shooting was first heard some time around 9:30 pm local time in an area known as the green zone, where many important foreign and Afghan facilities, including the U.S. Embassy, ISAF headquarter and the presidential palace, are located.Initial reports indicated that the shooting was inside the heavily protected Ariana Hotel, the Central Intelligence Agency’s main station, a few blocks from the presidential palace. Later the U.S. Embassy announced that the shooting had taken place in one of the annex buildings of the embassy.It is still unclear whether the attack on the embassy annex was a terrorist act or if it was caused by a simple argument between the Afghan shooter and his American victims."The motivation for the attack is still under investigation," the embassy statement said.


Added: Sep-26-2011 Occurred On: Sep-26-2011
By: TheGreen
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Afghanistan
Tags: CIA, kabul, taliban, attack, war
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