Kabul attack: 2 babies among 16 killed after gunmen storm maternity ward
US Secretary of State announced the need to create a united front against the terrorist threat in Afghanistan
The United States condemns in the strongest terms two horrific new attacks in Afghanistan. This is stated in the official statement of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
As a result of the unthinkable attack, militants seized one of the most famous hospitals in Kabul, which housed a maternity hospital under the patronage of Médecins Sans Frontières. At the hospital, terrorists killed at least 13 innocent people, including newborn babies, their mothers and paramedics.
“Any attack on innocent people is unforgivable, but an attack on babies and women in labor in a maternity hospital is an absolute atrocity,” the Secretary of State said in a statement..
At the same time, in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, a suicide bomber staged a terrorist attack at the funeral of a local police commander. Terrorist explosion killed at least 26 people and injured over 68.
The statement notes that these crimes were committed during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, taking place amid the coronavirus pandemic.. The Taliban have already declared that they were in no way involved in this attack and condemned the crime..
“The Taliban and the Afghan government must work together to bring those responsible to justice,” Mike Pompeo said in a statement. “Until the level of violence is reduced and progress is made towards a political settlement, Afghanistan will remain vulnerable to terrorism.”.
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