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4 dead, 66 wounded in Kabul attack: MoPH

4 dead, 66 wounded in Kabul attack: MoPH

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Mar 08, 2017 - 14:52

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Four people, most civilians, were killed and 66 others wounded in militants attack on Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Military Hospital in capital Kabul on Wednesday, the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) said.

Syed Ismael Kawasi, public relation officer of the MoPH, told Pajhwok Afghan News the injured had been shifted to Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan and Emergency Hospitals.

Men were among the dead while womeninfo-icon, a child and nine men were injured, he added.

But Gen. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Ministry of Defence (MoD), said two people, including an attacker, were killed and three others wounded in the attack.

Earlier, three terrorists forced their way into the hospital after one detonated himself at the northern gate of the facility, said MoD statement.

Waziri said the assailants who wore doctors’ uniform reached to the second and third floor of the hospital and started firing.

Daesh also known as Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack.

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