At least 25 killed, 50 wounded as blasts, gunfire hit Kabul hospital

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At least 25 killed, 50 wounded as blasts, gunfire hit Kabul hospital
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, killing at least 25 people and leaving more than 50 wounded.
By REUTERS
NOVEMBER 2, 2021

At least 25 people were killed and more than 50 wounded when gunmen attacked Afghanistan's biggest military hospital after two heavy explosions at the site in central Kabul, officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, the group's Amaq news agency said on an affiliated telegram channel.

The explosions hit the entrance of the 400-bed Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital and were followed with an assault by a group of Islamic State gunmen, all of whom were killed within 15 minutes, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said. He said Taliban special forces dropped by helicopter had prevented the attackers from entering the hospital itself, with all killed at the entrance or in the courtyard. Earlier another spokesman said one of the attackers was captured.

The blasts add to a growing list of attacks and killings since the Taliban completed their victory over the Western-backed government in August, undermining their claim to have restored security to Afghanistan after decades of war.

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ISIS claims gun and bomb attack in Afghanistan's capital
Attack in the center of Kabul killed at least 19 people and wounded 50 more.
Elad Benari , Nov 03 , 2021
ISIS.

At least 19 people were killed and 50 more were wounded in an attack on a military hospital in Kabul on Tuesday, AFP reports. The Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K) group claimed responsibility for the gun and bomb assault in the center of the capital, saying in a statement on its Telegram channels that "five Islamic State group fighters carried out simultaneous coordinated attacks" on the sprawling site.

"The ISIS insurgents wanted to target civilians, doctors and patients in the hospital," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said, claiming that Taliban forces had repulsed the attack within 15 minutes. The attack occurred when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the facility's entrance. Gunmen then broke into the hospital grounds, firing their weapons.

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