6 killed in suicide attack on military hospital
At least six workers were killed and 23 others injured in the bomb assault on Sardar Mohammad Daud Hospital in the high-security Wazir Akbar Khan area, the defence ministry said.
The assault took place at about 12pm when medical students were taking lunch in a tent, Col. Mohammad Zahir, crime branch chief at the 101st Asmaee Zone Police Headquarters, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Col. Zahir put the toll at five dead and 16 wounded. Police were looking for a second bomber, who is reportedly holed up in the hospital, he added.
Meanwhile, a doctor said on condition of anonymity that more than 10 medical students were injured in the incident. Security forces cordoned off the scene in the diplomatic district.
As usual, the Taliban asserted responsibility for the attack, with their spokesman saying 51 foreign trainers and Afghan doctors were killed.
Mohammad Nabi and Qari Wafa -- armed with explosives and light weapons --attacked the largest military health facility in Kabul, Zabihullah Mujahid said.
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