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Afghan Policewoman Kills U.S. Security Adviser in Kabul Shooting

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Dec. 24 (Bloomberg) -- An Afghan policewoman shot and killed an American civilian contractor working with NATO forces in the capital Kabul, police said.

The shooting occurred at police headquarters today, Deputy Police Chief Mohammad Dawood Amin said. It wasn’t clear if the shooting was intentional and the alleged assailant has been arrested, Amin said.

The victim was a civilian contract adviser working for the International Security Assistance Force, ISAF spokesman Josh Woods said in a phone interview today.

The adviser was shot as he looked at a case of decorative medals, the Washington Post reported, citing unidentified Afghan police. The report cited another unidentified Afghan official as saying the adviser worked at the Interior Ministry, which controls the Afghan police, while the attacker worked in the ministry’s department of gender rights.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eltaf Najafizada in Kabul at enajafizada1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Peter Hirschberg at phirschberg@bloomberg.net