Deadly Attack in Kabul’s Military Hospital


Time: 9:17 p.m. CEST

More than 30 people died and 50 others are injured after attackers dressed as doctors entered at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 8. Attackers entered at a hospital after one detonated explosive and opened fire on staff and patients. Islamic State group claimed the attack. BBCNews writes that commandos who landed on Sardar Daud hospital roof “killed all four attackers after several hours of fighting.”

The attack happened at 9:00 local time and marks a change in approach that Islamic State militants use in Afghanistan. After six hours, interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said in a tweet, “Special Forces had ended their operation and all the attackers were dead.” Amaq news agency shared two images using Telegram messaging application that show the assault and fatalities. Islamic State group entered in Afghanistan and Pakistan after declaring Khorosan Province in 2015. About 162 people died in several attacks in 2016 and 2017.

The International Committee of the Red Cross in Kabul denounced the attack as a “heinous crime” with “no justification possible,” Human Rights Watch published.

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