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KABUL:

At least eight people were killed when multiple explosions rocked Kabul on Tuesday as suspected Islamic State militants attacked two hospitals in the war-torn country, confirmed a Taliban official.

“Two explosions occurred in Kabul’s District 10 area,” said Deputy Spokesperson of the IEA Bilal Karimi. 

The first attack took place at the military-run Sardar Daud Hospital in the Wazir Akbar area of the capital. An explosion took place at the entrance of the hospital followed by gunfire.

Taliban officials claimed that special forces arrived soon after and killed the remaining attackers before they could enter the hospital premises.

The second attack place at Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in the same area, with a suicide attacker detonating his vest close to the health facility.

A local doctor said a number of attackers are fighting in the area and there are casualties.

Last month, an apparent bomb attack on worshippers at a Shia mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz killed at least 55 people, in the bloodiest assault since US forces left the country.

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Scores more victims from the minority community were wounded in the blast, which has not been claimed but appears designed to further destabilise Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban takeover.

Dozens were killed and injured in the attack. The militant Islamic State group has carried out multiple attacks against the new government of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

 

Additional input by Reuters




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