A minimum of 2 explosions followed by gunfire struck Afghanistan’s greatest military hospital in Kabul, witnesses and also Taliban authorities stated on Tuesday.
Inside ministry spokesman Qari Saeed Khosty stated the explosions occurred at the entrance of the 400-bed Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan healthcare facility.
“Security forces are released to the area, there is no information about casualties,” he claimed on Twitter.
Photos shared by residents revealed a plume of smoke over the area of the blasts near the previous diplomatic area in the Wazir Akbar Khan area in central Kabul.
There was no instant case of responsibility. But the official Bakhtar news agency estimated witnesses saying a variety of boxers from the militant Islamic State (IS) group went into the health center and encountered security forces.
The blasts include in an expanding list of attacks as well as killings given that the Taliban finished their success over the previous Western-backed government in August, undermining their case to have recovered security to Afghanistan after decades of war.
IS, which has executed a collection of strikes on mosques and various other targets because the Taliban’s seizure of Kabul in August, installed an intricate assault on the 400-bed health center in 2017, eliminating greater than 30 people.
A wellness employee at the healthcare facility, that took care of to leave the site, said he listened to a huge surge complied with by a number of minutes of shooting. Regarding 10 mins later on, there was a 2nd, larger explosion, he stated.
He claimed it was unclear whether the blasts as well as the gunfire were inside the sprawling healthcare facility facility, the biggest military hospital in Afghanistan.