Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack in Afghanistan

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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Wednesday condemned the terrorist attack on a hospital in Kabul.

“The inhumane and brutal attack on a hospital in Kabul is doomed,” Qassemi said.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman also expressed sympathized with the government and nation of Afghanistan as well as the bereaved families of the victims.

More than 30 people have been killed and some 50 others injured in an attack by heavily-armed militants on Afghanistan’s largest military hospital in the capital, Kabul.

Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said on Wednesday that four attackers were also killed during the assault on the hospital, which is located in a diplomatic area, home to several heavily-guarded embassies, including the US embassy.

“Most of the victims are patients, doctors and nurses,” media outlets quoted Waziri as saying.

Initial reports had put the death toll at three. Officials revised the figure after security forces checked the buildings in the hospital complex.

Media reports earlier said gunmen entered the hospital after a huge explosion and gunfire. Local TV footage showed some of the victims trapped on the ledge of a top-floor window.

Medical staff who hunkered down in the hospital wards posted desperate messages for help on social media websites.

“Attackers are inside the hospital. Pray for us,” a hospital staff member wrote on Facebook.

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