At least 3 killed, 16 injured in Kabul hospital attack

At least 3 killed, 16 injured in Kabul hospital attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Six attackers detonated a detonation at the entrance of a military hospital in the Afghan capital on Tuesday and tried to enter the facility, but were eventually pushed back by Taliban guards, an official of the Taliban-run defense said. Given. Ministry said.

At least three people were killed and 16 others injured in the attack on Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan Hospital in Kabul’s 10th district, health officials said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, one of the most brazen attacks on the capital since the Taliban captured Afghanistan in a swift military operation in August. The previous attacks were claimed by militants of the Islamic State, an enemy of the Taliban.

Defense Ministry Taliban official Hibatullah Jamal said two of the six attackers had been captured. He did not say how many people were killed or injured. “There have been casualties among both our personnel and civilians but the immediate toll is not clear,” he said.

He said Taliban fighters were also among those killed, but most of those killed were civilians. He said the Taliban had recaptured the hospital.

City residents had reported two explosions in the area, accompanied by the sound of gunfire.

Syed Abdullah Ahmadi, director of the nearby Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital, said his facility had found three bodies and seven people who were injured in the blast.

Another nine injured were taken to an emergency hospital in Afghanistan.

In recent weeks, the Islamic State group has carried out a series of bombing and shooting attacks. IS has intensified attacks since the Taliban took over the country.