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6 killed in suicide attack on military hospital

6 killed in suicide attack on military hospital

May 21, 2011 - 12:50

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Six people were killed and more than 20 others wounded in a suicide attack on a 400-bed military hospital in the heart of Kabul on Saturday noon, officials said.

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 Talibaninfo-icon 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 healthinfo-icon facility in Kabul, Zabihullah Mujahid said.


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