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12 army officers sacked over hospital attack

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: 12 army officers including two generals were dismissed Tuesday from their posts for negligence over the terrorist attack on Sardar Daud Khan hospital in Kabul.

A number of terrorists, dressed as doctors stormed country’s largest military hospital early March, opening fire at hospital staff and patients.

“The military head of intelligence and the official in charge of medical support were among those who have been dismissed and will face prosecution,” the defense ministry said.

“They have been sacked for negligence of duty over the hospital attack,” ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish told AFP.

The defense ministry denies that insiders were involved in the attack in which 50 people were killed. But AFP quoted some security sources and the survivors, few of whom counted bodies saying that the death toll exceeded 100.

The violent cruelty of the assault was characterized that how the assailants stabbed confined to bed patients, threw grenades into crowded wards and shot people at point-blank range.

The Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh terrorist group claimed it was behind the attack via its propaganda agency Amaq — hours after the Taliban denied responsibility.

But the survivors whom AFP spoke to said the attackers chanted “Long live Taliban” in Pashto.

 

 

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