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Terrorists Bomb a maternity hospital in Kabul

The city of Kabul had it peace tore apart as Gunmen stormed a maternity hospital in the western part of the Afghan capital Kabul, setting off an hours-long shoot-out with the police and killing 16 people, including two newborn babies, their mothers and an unspecified number of nurses.

Images from the scene showed soldiers carrying one newborn baby to safety, swaddled in a blood-stained blanket.

The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said the “reprehensible” attacks, including on mothers, newborns, nurses and mourning families are appalling and constitute crimes against humanity.

However it unclear about who attacked the hospital, although the Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid tweeted that the Taliban was not involved in the attack.

Commenting on the incident amnesty International south East Asia noted that "The unconscionable war crimes in Afghanistan today, targeting a maternity hospital and a funeral, must awaken the world to the horrors civilians continue to face. There must be accountability for these grave crimes, and civilians must be protected."

Similarly,Countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey and Pakistan released statements condemning the violence.

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