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Germany condemns "cowardly" attack on Afghan hospital claimed by IS
March 8, 2017 / 1:46 PM / 9 months ago

Germany condemns "cowardly" attack on Afghan hospital claimed by IS

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Wednesday condemned as “insidious and cowardly” an attack on a hospital in the Afghan capital, saying the act was further proof of the “brutal inhumanity” of the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers keep watch outside a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

“According to our knowledge, the terror organisation IS has claimed responsibility for this attack,” a foreign ministry spokesman said in Berlin.

“This is additional evidence of the brutal inhumanity of this terror gang,” he added.

Gunmen dressed as medics stormed a hospital in the Afghan capital and battled security forces for hours on Wednesday, killing more than 30 people and wounding dozens.

Reporting by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Andrea Shalal

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