Afghanistan: Gunmen Storm Kabul maternity hospital

At least four killed after gunmen attack government-run maternity hospital in Afghan capital, officials said.

Afghanistan: Gunmen Storm Kabul maternity hospital
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At least five people have been killed in an attack on a maternity hospital in Kabul as a few men stormed in, setting off gunfire in the capital. The local media reported that three women and a child were killed in the clash between government forces and gunmen.

Aljazeera reported that after the attack, security forces cordoned the area, gunfire and blasts were heard. Afghan interior ministry reported that at least 80 women and babies had been evacuated from the hospital, the state-run maternity clinic is also supported by medical charity Doctors Without Borders.

Tareq Arian, the interior minister, added that one gunman was shot, and forces are trying to eliminate the rest of the attackers. The government sources said that three attackers wearing police uniforms entered the Barchi hospital, throwing grenades and shooting.

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Some people remained entrapped in the hospital, and many doctors leaped to an adjacent building. The hospital is located in the Shia majority area in Kabul, which has seen many attacks in recent days by ISIL.

AFP reported that there were many women and children in the hospital, and as the clashes continued, it caused a total panic in the 100-bed hospital run government and supported by MSF.

In recent months, many attacks were carried by the ISIL in the capital.  The Afghan security claimed on Monday that they had arrested three top members of ISIL, including a regional leader.

Earlier last week, the security forces killed several ISIL members, which they claimed had carried out many high-profile attacks, including the attack on Sikh Temple in March. The Monday attacks on the roadside, which wounded four civilians, were also claimed by the group.

As the United States tries to usher the peace talks after signing a peace agreement with the Taliban in Doha in February, Afghanistan has witnessed a rise in violence, especially attacks in its capital, Kabul.

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