Gunmen Storm Army Hospital In Kabul; 3 Killed, Over 50 Wounded
Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said “Police Special Forces are responding to a terrorist attack on Kabul hospital”.
A group of attackers entered Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital, also known as army hospital, in Kabul after an explosion at an entrance gate of the health facility on Wednesday morning, security officials confirmed.
Clashes are ongoing between security forces and the attackers at parts of the hospital’s building, the Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.
At least three dead bodies and 54 wounded were taken to Wazi Akbar Khan Hospital while 12 other wounded were taken to Emergency Hospital in Kabul, the Ministry of Public Health said.
The attack took place at around 9am at Kabul’s local time after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the main entrance gate of the hospital while four other attackers entered into the compound, a source said.
“I saw one of the suicide bombers who wore the doctors’ uniform and opened fire at me but I managed to escape from the area,” a medical doctor from the hospital told TOLOnews.
The doctors who have been trapped inside the hospital in a contact to TOLOnews said the firing is ongoing in third and fourth floors of the hospital.
However, security forces are not providing details about the incident.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on his Twitter page rejected any involvement of the group in attack on the military hospital.
However, Daesh militants reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.