KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (CNN) -- At least three American hospital workers in Afghanistan were killed Thursday by an officer guarding the hospital, Kabul police said.
The three men killed were among four American workers shot at the CURE hospital in downtown Kabul, city police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanekzai said. The police guard shot himself but survived, Stanekzai said. The motive for the attack was not immediately clear. Two of those killed were father and son, Afghan Minister of Public Health Suraya Dalil said.
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul confirmed the shooting
"With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack on CURE Hospital," the embassy tweeted. "No other information will be released at this time."
CURE is a non-profit organization that operates hospitals and programs in 29 countries, according to its website.
It said patients "experience the life-changing message of God's love for them" while receiving treatment regardless of gender, religion or ability to pay.
The CURE hospital in Kabul has about 100 beds and has about 37,000 patients annually.