December 24th, 2012
03:45 AM ET

Shooter in Afghanistan insider attack is an Iranian national, official says

By Masoud Popalzai

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) - The female police officer who killed a U.S. contractor in Kabul on Monday is an Iranian national, an Afghan government official said Tuesday.

Sediq Seddiqi, an Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman, said the Afghan police officer is an Iranian citizen who met her Afghan husband in Iran. After they eventually went to live in Afghanistan, he managed to help her illegally obtain Afghan citizenship.

The United States has long been concerned about Iranian terror-related activity against U.S. targets. But Seddiqi said he doesn't have evidence to link the attacker to militant groups carrying out acts of terror. She was arrested and was questioned, he said.

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  1. lucid one

    Not a Tea Party member, if anything a liberal, one thing for sure its a waste of money to try and help prehistoric people, its better to let them kill each other, as for Pakistan, wouldn't give them another dime in support, another group that will rot from within like a cancer. As for the woman who did this find her husband and stone him in a public square like they do to women, Mohammed was a rich women's boy toy, who after 20 years of marriage dicided he didn't like the way things were so he made up new rules for everybody and if you didn't like them well off with your head infidel, he is no different than the founder of Mormonism, if you say it, well it must be true. Religious nuts come and go and in time it will all be sorted out, by using the simplest of tools called education. You can only stop people from knowing the truth for so long. Do you see a rise of Islam in educated countries, nope. That won't change either so keep spewing your crap, time is on the worlds side.

    December 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Reply
  2. Kerry

    This reeks of more right-wing propaganda from the C.I.A. to drum up more anti-Iranian feelings here in America. Those clowns in Washington appear to be aching to get us into a senseless war with Iran since Iran has the fourth largest reserve of oil in the world.

    December 26, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • massoud

      The C.I.A. is still upset about the Western puppet Shah of Iran being ousted, after all he was the C.I.A.'s henchman who was put into power by the C.I.A.'s operation Ajax which overthrew Iran's first and last democraticly elected Prime Minister Mossadegh in 1953, to help secure British Petroleum interests in Iran. Mossadegh was Time man of the year in 1953, his goal was to nationalize Iran's oil reserves to help his impoverished country.

      December 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  3. Hello

    I guess she did not have her burka on and know one recognized her...

    December 24, 2012 at 10:58 am | Reply
    • George Patton

      Another stupid comment from another mindless Tea Partier! I wonder if these jerks realize just how boring they can be!!!

      December 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Reply
    • Sofa King Amerikan

      Something tells me your mom wouldn't be able to recognize your dad, either.

      December 28, 2012 at 12:35 am | Reply
  4. Bangash

    I remember when three decades back, ex US Prtesident Reagon used to call Afghanistan a bleeding wound for Russians and today it is a bleeding wound for Americans. As you sow so shall you reap. Though report has clerified reason behind this attack however Americans arrogance, abuse of power and abusive behaviour might have led to this killing. Afghanistan had been responsible for change in political landscape of the world in the past and same is going on to change the same today as well. Now whole world should realise that peace and prosperity in Afghanistan is in fact peace and prosperity all over the world the way wars here were wars all over the world. For global peace, peace in Afghanistan is unavoidable.

    December 24, 2012 at 8:40 am | Reply
    • George Patton

      Good posting, Bangash. Thank you.

      December 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Reply
      • Bangash

        Thank you too George for supporting what I guarantee is with out any prejudice on any ground. George I am from the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan and since last three decades see these deaths games on our soil. Today when I look back and see what Americans in return have got back is extremely foolish. Believe me, billions of dollars, which they badly need to cope the issue of fiscal cliff, are being wasted in Afghanistan/Pakistan and rest of the world on deaths and destructions of poor nations and in return earn hate from every where. According to UN survey if half of the billions of dollars, spent on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan had been spent on human welfere projects in entire world it would have enabled every individual on the surface of earth to have a clean drinking water, free education and food. Now George see the difference and hopefully you will agree that Americans are using MIC made guns then using mind to rule the world. In Afghanistan guns baseds policy has badly failed and backfired therefore America has to change and use their minds to get out of Afghan quagmire. Afghanistan is a gateway between the West and Eastern world therefore it should be a bridge between the two worlds. Afghanistan for the last two centuries had been a war front between the West and East and as a result two world wars have been fought and in millions more killed in expansionist designs. Today we are close to third world war but thanks to Afghanistan that once again the so called big one either has to change or bury like others in the past. Slogans for CHANGE in America indicate a time has come when Americans will use mind in dealing with the world not guns.

        December 25, 2012 at 10:18 am |

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