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Afghanistan: IS gunmen dressed as medics kill 30 at Kabul military hospital

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  1. AbRaj

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    Afghanistan: IS gunmen dressed as medics kill 30 at Kabul military hospital
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    Media captionSpecial forces begin an operation against IS attackers
    More than 30 people have been killed after attackers dressed as doctors stormed the largest military hospital in Kabul, Afghan officials say.

    Militants armed with guns and grenades gained entry after one detonated explosives at a hospital gate and then opened fire on staff and patients.

    Commandos who landed on the Sardar Daud hospital roof killed all four attackers after several hours of fighting.

    The so-called Islamic State (IS) group has claimed the attack.

    The Taliban has denied any involvement.

    More than 50 people were also wounded, the defence ministry said.

    President Ashraf Ghani said the attack at the 400-bed hospital "trampled all human values".

    "In all religions, a hospital is regarded as an immune site and attacking it is attacking the whole of Afghanistan," he said.

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    The attack began at 09:00 local time (04:30 GMT). One hospital staff member who was able to get out saw an attacker "wearing a white coat holding a Kalashnikov and opening fire on everyone, including the guards, patients and doctors".

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    Media captionDoctor Abdul Qadir said he was shot at in an operating theatre
    One employee wrote on Facebook: "Attackers are inside the hospital. Pray for us."

    TV pictures showed people hiding from the gunmen on ledges outside windows on upper floors of the building.

    More than six hours after the attack began, interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi tweeted that special forces had ended their operation and all the attackers were dead.

    The IS-affiliated Amaq news agency shared two images via the Telegram messaging app that appeared to show one of the militants taking part in the assault and a number of dead bodies.

    Afghanistan's de-facto deputy leader Abdullah Abdullah also condemned the attack on Twitterand vowed to "avenge the blood of our people".

    [​IMG]Image copyrightEPA
    Image captionSmoke billowed from the hospital roof during the attack
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    Image captionSome patients were evacuated and transferred to other hospitals
    [​IMG]Image copyrightAFP/GETTY
    Image captionPolice sealed off the area
    IS announced it was moving into Afghanistan and Pakistan when it declared its so-called Khorasan Province in 2015 and has since carried out a number of attacks.

    It claimed a suicide attack at Kabul's Supreme Court last month that killed 22 people and has stepped up activity in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    The Taliban has also been carrying out attacks, killing 16 people in Kabul in suicide attacks a week ago, after beginning its Spring offensive early.
     
  2. AbRaj

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    Looks like a cold blooded revenge of some events recently happened elsewhere

    They even shot doctors and patient undergoing operation
     
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    Wow. When 26/11 Pak terrorists attacked a hospital in Mumbai, no one spoke up in as many words.
     
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    VCheng RIDER GEO STRATEGIC ANALYST

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    Forces within Afghanistan are trying to ratchet up the mayhem to make the case for claims that only certain parties can help the situation calm down. This strategy will fail.
     
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    Nothing special. We and Yanks, and anybody else can do it.
     
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    So, we don't need "calm" them. To "calm" situation we need to kill all terrorists.
     
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    It depends on how one defines a terrorist. Yes, the same age-old problem.
     
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    We have two main ways to define this term, imho. First - wide and objective. Terrorist is anybody who use "terror" (fear) as weapon. I.e. psychological warfare. It is very wide definition, so it's useless - almost everybody try to scary their enemies.
    Second way - egocentric. For %nation_name% terrorist is anybody, who try to kill %nation_name% citisen.
     
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    Whats your opinion in this case?
    Is Afghan govt is main villain ?
     
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    Rest In Peace!
     
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    I dunno. Right now, they are just enemies puppets, and so their personal moral characteristics does not matter. They should be eliminated not because they are "villains", but because they are "pro-American". Nothing personal, just business. May be, they have a chance to became "pro-Eurasian". May be not.
    Right now heroin kill 8 thousands of Russian citizens every year. Heroin is a poison, it's production, transporting, selling is a murder. Organized by state murder is a war. We have moral right for self-defense.
     
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    Then you have to nuke that place to make them pro-Eurasian.
    They are proud Afghans, why force them to love anyone
     
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    Current government active since 2014 - three years. It mean, that they had killed near 24 thousands of Russian citizens. So, with 100:1 coefficient, we have moral right to kill 2,4 millions of their government and military servicemen.
     
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    Strict border management along with cooperation with neighboring countries is an option too
     
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    Chemistry will be more effective. Turn one - herbicides on poppy fields, in case of negative reaction - herbicides on other fields. Turn two - wait for hunger, and give food only for Loyalists. When I say "Loyalists" I mean "Those, who really prove their loyalty". Turn three - program "Food in exchange for work".

    There are no Afghans yet. There are tribal society. There are Tajiks, Uzbeks, Turkmens, (many of them are nearly assimilated by Russians), Pushtu etc... More that twenty ethnic groups. There does not matter what they proud. They are killing us, and they are sitting on our money.
     

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