Islamic State militants have killed over 30 patients and staff at an Afghan hospital and wounded twice as many others after managing to disguise themselves as doctors in what some have called an “abhorrent new low.
The Washington Post reports that the IS gunmen, dressed up as doctors and medics, drove an ambulance on Wednesday into Kabul’s main military hospital, before opening fire inside and engaging in a battle with security forces that lasted for hours.
“This attack marks an abhorrent new low. Dressing in disguise to shoot at the sick and wounded is a cowardly, wicked act,” said Hamdullah Mohib, the Afghan ambassador in Washington. “These are forces of evil the world must work together to defeat.”
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that the attack on the 400-bed hospital “trampled all human values.” More