The variety of deaths in an assault on an Afghan hospital through which infants and nurses had been killed has risen to 24, a well being official mentioned Wednesday.
Three gunmen stormed a maternity hospital in Kabul on Tuesday as dad and mom introduced infants and youngsters for appointments.
The attackers had been finally killed in a prolonged clearance operation throughout which closely armed Afghan safety forces carried infants away from the scene — a minimum of one wrapped in a blood-soaked blanket.
On Wednesday, Afghanistan’s Deputy Well being Minister Waheed Majroh mentioned a minimum of 24 folks had been killed within the assault and one other 16 wounded. The authorities had earlier mentioned 14 folks died.
No group has to date claimed the assault, however President Ashraf Ghani has blamed each the Taliban and the Islamic State group.
Ghani additionally blamed the 2 teams for a suicide bombing within the nation’s restive east which occurred shortly after the hospital assault.
The suicide attacker blew himself up in the course of a funeral ceremony, killing a minimum of 24 mourners.
The Islamic State claimed the bombing.
After the assaults Ghani ordered Afghan forces to renew strikes towards the Taliban, which the militant group has vowed to counter.
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