Kabul: The United Nations has condemned a deadly attack at a hospital in Afghanistan’s capital which killed at least 25 people and wounded around 50.
The United Nations Mission in the country, UNAMA, said that those responsible for the attack need to be held to account.
“UN condemns today’s horrific attack on a hospital in Kabul. Attacks targeting medical personnel and civilians seeking treatment are violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. Those responsible need to be held to account,” the UNAMA tweeted.
According to media reports, at least 25 people were killed and around 50 injured when two powerful explosions rocked the country’s biggest military health facility on Tuesday. After the explosions, gunmen opened indiscriminate firing.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid attributed the attack to Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K). According to the other Taliban official, the attackers were neutralized.
The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in August, as the US withdrew its final troops after 20 years of conflict. The local affiliate of the Islamic State group known as IS-K has since launched sporadic attacks targeting civilians and Taliban fighters.
A bombing by the group at Kabul international airport in August killed more than 150 civilians and 13 US soldiers.