Female policewoman killed an American contractor in Kabul this week
Authorities in Afghanistan say that a female policewoman who killed an American contractor in Kabul this week is an Iranian national. However, they have not presented any evidence that the woman has links to militant groups, or that Iran may have orchestrated the “insider attack.”
The female police officer is being interrogated for killing Joseph Griffin, a 49-year-old American adviser to Afghan police. The shooting took place at Kabul’s police headquarters and is being described as the first known “insider” attack by a woman.
Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi disclosed at a news conference on Tuesday that the attacker, identified as Nargis, is a native Iranian and is married to an Afghan who works at the Ministry’s criminal investigation department.