Father, son killed in Kabul attack from Illinois

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A proud father visiting his son in Afghanistan spent what would become both men's final days seeing the city where the younger man ran a small clinic and meeting his colleagues.

Gary Gabel of suburban Chicago and his son, John Gabel, were killed Thursday when an Afghan police security guard opened fire on a group of visitors as they entered the grounds of a hospital in Kabul. Also killed was Dr. Jerry Umanos of Chicago.

Kabul University vice chancellor Mohammad Hadi Hadayati remembers John Gabel as a "great man" who worked for the Colorado Springs-based charity Morning Star Development and ran a clinic at the university. He says John Gabel's wife, also an American, was wounded.

A phone message left with Morning Star Development on Saturday was not immediately returned.

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