An explosion in the war-torn city of Kabul, Afghanistan; killed 3 people and injured at least 16.
According to the health officials, the explosion took place at the main entrance of a hospital.
Saeed Khosty, spokesman of the Taliban-led Interior Ministry of Afghanistan tweeted that the explosion took place at the main entrance of the Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan military hospital. He further stated that the military was deployed at the place of the incident.
Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan military hospital is one of the biggest military hospitals in the country
The eyewitnesses stated that they heard two explosions in different areas of the said hospital along with several gunfire shots.
The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals namely Wazir Akbar khan hospital and Afghanistan emergency hospital.
Bilal Karimi, spokesperson of Taliban stated that “the explosion took place at the entrance of the 400-bed Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan hospital and was followed immediately with an assault by a group of gunmen. Four of the attackers were killed by Taliban security forces and a fifth was captured.”
Pictures coming from the hospital are very horrific. Plumes of smoke can be seen in the area of the explosion. Eyewitnesses claimed they also heard helicopters hovering over the said hospital while the assault was being carried on in the hospital premises.
Even though there has not been any immediate claim from anybody regarding the responsibility of the attack, all fingers are pointing towards the militia group i.e. Islamic State group.
In recent weeks, the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a lot of shooting episodes and bombing attacks in the region. Islamic State is one of the main rivals of the Taliban and has increased its attacks on the civilians of Afghanistan after the Taliban took over control of the country in August.
The attacks from the IS militia group are worsening the economic condition of Afghanistan, which is already threatening its population into deathly hallows of poverty while winters hover just around the corner.
Taliban rose to power in Afghanistan after the United States of America withdrew its last soldier from the soils of Afghanistan.