U.S. Fires Kabul Embassy Guards

A blow to Kabul’s nightlife: The United States Embassy in Afghanistan has fired eight security guards after allegations of lewd behavior and sexual misconduct. Photographs that led to the firings show the guards partying naked and taking shots out of each other’s butt cracks. In at least one case, the guards are accused of bringing prostitutes into their quarters. The nationalities of the guards who left are not known, though nearly two-thirds of the 450 embassy guards are Gurkhas from Nepal and northern India who speak little English. Two other guards resigned and left.