Blast, gunfire heard in Afghan capital Kabul – witness


At least eight folks had been killed when a number of explosions rocked Kabul on Tuesday as suspected Islamic State militants attacked two hospitals within the war-torn nation, confirmed a Taliban official.

“Two explosions occurred in Kabul’s District 10 area,” mentioned Deputy Spokesperson of the IEA Bilal Karimi. 

The first assault passed off on the military-run Sardar Daud Hospital within the Wazir Akbar space of the capital. An explosion passed off on the entrance of the hospital adopted by gunfire.

Taliban officers claimed that particular forces arrived quickly after and killed the remaining attackers earlier than they may enter the hospital premises.

The second assault place at Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in the identical space, with a suicide attacker detonating his vest near the well being facility.

An area physician mentioned plenty of attackers are combating within the space and there are casualties.

Last month, an obvious bomb assault on worshippers at a Shia mosque within the Afghan metropolis of Kunduz killed at the very least 55 folks, within the bloodiest assault since US forces left the nation.

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Scores extra victims from the minority neighborhood had been wounded within the blast, which has not been claimed however seems designed to additional destabilise Afghanistan within the wake of the Taliban takeover.

Dozens had been killed and injured within the assault. The militant Islamic State group has carried out a number of assaults in opposition to the brand new authorities of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Additional enter by Reuters

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