CURE Afghanistan Site of Shooting this Morning

We are grieved to confirm, as has already widely been reported, the CURE Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, was the site of a shooting this morning. Three individuals, including a doctor who served at the hospital, were killed, and two others were injured. The shooter, who was not an employee of CURE, has been identified as a member of the security detail assigned to the hospital. He shot himself after the attack. He was initially treated at the CURE Hospital and has now been transferred out of our facility into the custody of the government of Afghanistan. No patients or other staff members were injured.

CURE International has been serving the Afghan people since 2002 and began operating the hospital in Kabul in 2005 at the invitation of the government of Afghanistan. The hospital is focused on maternity and paediatric care and serves 37,000 patients a year.

At this time, the investigation is ongoing and we are working closely with authorities. CURE International remains committed to serving the Afghan people.

Please join us in praying for the families of the victims and those affected by the shooting as well as the ongoing peace of Afghanistan. Dale Brantner, President and CEO of CURE International, is travelling internationally and will release a formal statement after 3 PM EDT.

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I want you to know friends who love you sorround you.
I cannot express the sadness i feel for you dealing with the death of three of your staff. My prayers are with you and the entire cure families.

David Smith

We saw Dr Jerry for the first time when we took our triplets to see him in Kabul when they were sick. He later stopped by our house just to check up on them to see how they were doing.

My prayer is that God would send a thousand Dr Jerry’s in his place. God bless Dr Jerry’s family and the people of Afghanistan.

James Kline

I’ve been struggling to find words to try to convey my feelings. I am of course hurting for the Umanos family. Jerry was a professional, steady, team player, and a very good doctor. He built a strong rapport with his colleagues. I hurt for all of those who had the privilege of working alongside him. For me it was from his first days on our team until early 2008. I hurt for the Afghan staff who learned to appreciate and love him. This is an incredible loss…It hurts.

Daniel Ruggles

Astouded and devasted. Words cannot express. Prayers to the family members of lives lost serving God. And prayers to the entire CURE family.
Dan Ruggles

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