CURE Hospital in Mourning after Afghanistan Attack, by Ruth Kramer, Mission Network News
"The U.S. Embassy in Kabul confirms an Afghan security guard shot and killed three Americans at the CURE International hospital on Thursday. Officials said the three killed were doctors, including a visiting father and son. Another doctor and a U.S. nurse were wounded in the attack.
"Investigators said a guard suddenly turned his weapon on the staff he was supposed to be protecting and started shooting, before turning the weapon on himself. He is being treated at a military hospital. The motive for the attack was not immediately clear.
"One of the American doctors killed in the attack was identified as Dr. Jerry Umanos, according to The Chicago Tribune. Umanos, a pediatrician, was originally from Chicago. He worked at the Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago until he and his wife moved to Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the identities of the father and son have not yet been released.
Christian Doctor Killed in Afghan Attack, World Magazine
"For many years, Umanos divided his time between Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago and the Cure Hospital in Kabul, where he was gunned down today when a policeman employed as a security guard, possibly also a Taliban fighter, attacked the hospital."
Guard Kills 3 Americans at Christian Hospital in Afghanistan, at Gleanings, Christianity Today
"Three Americans—including a Christian doctor from Chicago—were killed Thursday morning outside a Kabul hospital after an Afghan security guard shot them.
"The attack occurred at the CURE International Hospital, a Christian hospital specializing in pediatrics and women's health. The victims included a father and son who were visiting the hospital, as well as Jerry Umanos, a pediatrician who worked at the hospital. Two other people were injured in the shooting.
"'He always had a desire to be the hands and feet of Christ," said Jane Schuitema, Umanos' wife. "He was always a light for Christ, and he had a love and commitment that he expressed for the Afghan people because of that love for Christ.'"