Four shot dead at Kabul airport in Afghanistan

Three US contractors and an Afghan national were shot and killed at Kabul International Airport Thursday evening

Three US contractors and an Afghan national were shot and killed at Kabul International Airport Thursday evening

KABUL - Four people have been shot and killed at Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan Thursday evening, said U.S.-led coalition forces media office in a statement.

Three U.S. contractors and an Afghan national were killed when a man reportedly dressed in Afghan military clothing opened fire inside the airport.

"We can confirm that there was a shooting incident at North Kabul International Airport complex on Jan. 29," said the U.S. military in a statement. "Three coalition contractors were killed as was an Afghan local national."

The statement did not disclose whether the attacker was a member of Afghan national military or if he had used the uniform to enter the compound. It has also not been disclosed if the attacker is among the dead.

NATO-led forces have used the northern part of Kabul's international airport in the past 13 years of military involvement in Afghanistan.

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