Deadly attack with at least 22 victims at the biggest military hospital in Kabul

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At least 22 people were killed and dozens wounded in blasts at Afghanistan’s biggest military hospital in Kabul on Tuesday. Gunfire also followed at the entrance of Kabul’s Sardar Daoud Khan Military hospital. Three armed men were seen inside the compound of the hospital near the entrance of the building. About ten minutes later, there was a second, larger explosion, a witness said. Photographs and video footage from Kabul showed a plume of smoke over the area.The wounded people had been admitted to emergency facilities. Special forces have arrived at the scene. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but it’s supposed that it was again an IS-K attack. Fighters from the Islamic State affiliate IS-K entered the compound after detonating the first explosion at the entrance gate.

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Taliban fighters shot and killed four IS-K attackers and captured one alive. Islamic State Khorasan, or IS-K, has launched sporadic attacks targeting civilians and Taliban fighters after the US withdrew its final troops. A bombing by the group at Kabul international airport in August killed more than 150 civilians and 13 US soldiers. Previously, the Sardar Daoud Khan Military hospital has been targeted in 2011. More than 30 people were killed and 50 others wounded in other attack in 2017 when gunmen dressed as doctors stormed the building.

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