Authorities said that the militants dressed as medical workers, stormed a military hospital near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Wednesday, killing at least 30 people in a six-hour siege before Afghan security forces killed the attackers.
Amaq news Agency, reported that the terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack near the heavily fortified diplomatic quarter of Kabul. First, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the South gate of the hospital of Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan, said Sediq Sedici, the representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Afghanistan. 3 militants then broke into the hospital, made it to the second and third floors and opened fire, said sadiki. Among the dead were Afghan soldiers recovering from combat wounds, the doctors and the hospital staff.
Security forces and police mounted a counteroffensive. Armed soldiers and armored vehicles surrounded the object, the helicopter landed on the roof, and several patients got out of Windows to escape the violence. The soldiers killed the attackers at about 15:30 local time after 6 hours of fighting. When the soldiers clear the building, they found the body. More than 50 people were injured and taken to hospital Wazir Akbar Khan, said the employee of Department on public relations of the Ministry of health, Smell of Kaposi. It is not known whether killed by the security personnel or the police.
The U.S. army General John Nicholson said that the attack "is an unspeakable crime". He praised the security forces for the quick reply, saying that the forces deserved "the highest praise and respect." Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said the attack shows that the terrorists "do not follow the rules and laws". "Under international humanitarian law, hospitals are protected from attacks," he said.
Chief Executive officer of Afghanistan, Abdullah tweeted: "I condemn the terrorist attack at the hospital in Kabul. While we work for peace, we will avenge the blood of our people."
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said: "focusing on the medical institution providing care for the brave Afghans working to protect their fellow citizens, cannot be an excuse for any religion or creed".
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