Inhuman attack on maternity clinic kills 13 in Afghanistan

In an inhuman act of violence, three gunmen wearing police uniforms attacked the maternity clinic in the government-run hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on May 12, killing 13 people, including two new-born babies.

The officials said that the gunmen entered the Dasht-e-Barchi hospital, throwing grenades and shooting. The Dasht-e-Barchi hospital is a 100-bed government-run hospital that hosts a maternity clinic run by humanitarian organisation-Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French name Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

On the same day, in a separate attack, a suicide bomber struck the funeral of a Police Commander, attended by government officials and a Member of Parliament, in the eastern province of Nangahar, killing at least 24 people and injuring 68.

The Taliban denied any involvement in the attack and later, IS-Khorasan, Islamic State’s Afghan affiliate took responsibility of the attack. A day earlier, the group claimed responsibility for back-to-back blasts that targeted a security convoy in Kabul, saying the target was a high-ranking Afghan intelligence official.

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