American killed in Afghanistan

“There was a shooting incident at an annex of the US embassy in Kabul involving an Afghan employee who was killed,” said US embassy spokesman Gavin Sundwall. “One US citizen was killed, one was wounded.”

Sundwall said the Afghan employee was behind the attack and that he had acted as “a lone gunman.”

“The motivation for the attack is still under investigation,” he added.

The incident took place on Sunday night inside the Ariana Hotel compound, an annex to the US embassy.

An Afghan government official said the Ariana compound was used by the CIA.

The injured person, whose injuries Sundwall said were “not life-threatening,” was evacuated to a military hospital in Afghanistan for treatment following the attack.

The body of the dead American is expected to be returned to the United States soon.

Kabul has seen escalating violence in recent weeks with a 19-hour siege targeting the US embassy and former president Burhanuddin Rabbani assassinated.

UK cops slap charges

Meanwhile, British police have formally chargesheeted  six men for offences including travelling to Pakistan for terror training, preparing a martyrdom video and plotting suicide bomb attacks in the country.

The West Midlands police said four of the men, arrested last week from Birmingham area, were charged with preparing for an act of terrorism in the UK, and two with failing to disclose information.

Irfan Nasser, 30, and Irfan Khalid, 26, are accused of preparing for an act of terrorism, including travelling to Pakistan for training in terrorism, making a martyrdom video and planning a bombing campaign.

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