Chicago pediatrician among 3 killed in Afghanistan hospital

A doctor from the Chicago area was among three killed in an attack at a hospital in Afghanistan.

Dr. Jerry Umanos was a pediatrician at Lawndale Christian Health Center for 16 years.

He and his wife moved to Afghanistan. where he worked at a hospital specializing in children’s and maternal health.

Umanos worked for the Christian charity CURE International for the last seven years, according to a source.

Four American workers, including Dr. Umanos, were shot by an officer guarding the CURE hospital in downtown Kabul. Three of them were killed, including a father and son visiting the hospital.

The officer guard shot himself but survived. The motive for the attack is unknown.

Patients and staff at the Chicago clinic say Umanos was a loving and caring doctor.


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  • N.b

    My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr.Umanos. He truly sounds like he was a wonderful person. Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29 will be of great comfort during this difficult time.My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need.