Kabul attack: 2 babies among 16 killed after gunmen storm maternity ward

UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 11:43 AM IST
Terrorists stormed a maternity hospital in western part of Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday. The attack killed two newborn babies and more than a dozen others including mothers and nurses. Security forces cordoned off the area as they rescued over 40 women and infants from the hospital. Officials said at least three attackers wearing police uniforms entered hospital, throwing grenades and shooting. The area is a Shia-dominated neighbourhood and home to many members of Afghanistan's Hazara community. All the attackers were also reportedly killed. Taliban has, however, distanced itself from the attack on the maternity hospital. India has strongly condemned the attack in Afghanistan capital.
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Terrorists stormed a maternity hospital in western part of Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday. The attack killed two newborn babies and more than a dozen others including mothers and nurses. Security forces cordoned off the area as they rescued over 40 women and infants from the hospital. Officials said at least three attackers wearing police uniforms entered hospital, throwing grenades and shooting. The area is a Shia-dominated neighbourhood and home to many members of Afghanistan's Hazara community. All the attackers were also reportedly killed. Taliban has, however, distanced itself from the attack on the maternity hospital. India has strongly condemned the attack in Afghanistan capital.

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