Karzai, UN denounce attack on 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.
In a statement from the Presidential Palace, Karzai said: "Afghanistan's enemies are so cruel and coward that they don't spare even patients and doctors."
Calling the assault a violation of Islamic teachings, he said the incident had once again proved that the militants had no programme other than killing the "innocent people".
No religion allowed attacks on hospitals, something that ran counter to human values and dignity, the president added, directing defence and public health ministries to provide the best possible treatment to the injured.
He prayed to Allah to shower His blessings on the departed souls and grant the victims' families the courage to bear the loss of their near and dear ones with fortitude.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned the suicide attack on the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital.
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