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Injured victims of Kabul hospital attack talk about their ordeal

Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 00:56

A day after a military hospital attack claimed by ISIS, Afghans recount their ''nightmare.''

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Those lucky enough to escape a deadly attack on a military hospital in the centre Kabul, claimed by Islamic State, described their ordeal on Thursday (March 9) as a "nightmare." At least 30 people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday (March 8) by militants who wore medical coats to conceal their identities and weapons. "We couldn't believe it was this kind of situation because those who were attacking us had doctor's uniforms on, we were shocked when we saw AK47s in their hands being fired, they killed our patients in their beds and they killed our doctors," said surgical doctor Mohammad Nabi who was wounded in the attack. According to witnesses, the gunmen were already inside the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital in the Afghan capital when a suicide bomb went off outside, signaling the start of the carnage. The attack was the latest in a series of attacks against civilian and military targets in Afghanistan, and underlined the growing threat posed by insurgents pledging loyalty to the Middle East-based Islamic State. The group is opposed to the Western-backed government as well as to the main Afghan Taliban insurgency, which is larger and remains the main security concern for Afghan and NATO troops seeking to impose stability.

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Injured victims of Kabul hospital attack talk about their ordeal

Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 00:56