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Islamic State militants claim attack on Afghan military hospital in Kabul

The Xinhua reported according to a statement from the Islamic State group cited in multiple reports on Wednesday, militants of Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack against a military hospital in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan.

Spokesman of Taliban Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed on his social media account, the attack took place on Tuesday when five members of the IS terrorist group stormed Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital in a diplomatic district, killing seven people, including three women, a child and three Taliban soldiers.

The Xinhua said, the five attackers were also killed. At least two attackers detonated their suicide jackets at the gate and in the premise of the 400-bed hospital.

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Mujahid wrote on twitter, adding that assailants failed to enter the main building of the facility: "The Air Force of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan deployed special forces to the top of the main hospital building to provide security for the medical personnel and patients during a counter-attack."

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According to an Italian-run emergency hospital in Kabul, at least 20 people were wounded in the blasts and gunfight.

The Xinhua noted that the senior Taliban officials, Afghan politicians and the UN mission in Afghanistan strongly condemned the attack.

Source: xinhua