The explosion comes after a gunfight broke out outside a military hospital in the Afghan capital on Tuesday. According to the media report, first the sound of firing came, after which there was a big explosion. At least 19 people were killed and 50 others were reported injured in the attack. This is the first attack to shake Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power. Although some people say that there have been two big blasts. We were asked to go to the safe rooms. I also heard gunshots.
No organization took responsibility for the attack
A health ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the media that nineteen bodies and about 50 injured had been taken to hospitals in Kabul. Only a plume of smoke can be seen in the images of the explosion that surfaced. A statement has been issued by Taliban officials regarding the attack. Taliban deputy spokesman Bilal Karimi told The Associated Press (AP) that an explosion targeting civilians was carried out outside the Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan Military Hospital in Kabul. He also did not confirm that there was another explosion at the scene, although no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
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Islamic State fighters may have a hand in the attack
However, it is being said that these deadly explosions and shootings took place after several Islamic State fighters entered the hospital. There was a clash between the fighters and the security forces. This is not the first time that Islamic State fighters have targeted Afghanistan. Islamic State fighters attacked mosques and other locations after the Taliban took over Kabul in August. In 2017, a 400-bed hospital was attacked by fighters in a deadly attack in which 30 people were reported to be killed.
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