Key Taliban member among those killed in Kabul attack

Kabul [Afghanistan] : A key Taliban member was among those killed in an ISIS’ attack on a hospital in Kabul on Tuesday, according to reports.
Maulvi Hamdullah Mukhlis, the head of Kabul’s military corps, was killed in Tuesday’s attack on the 400-bed hospital here, Pajhwok Afghan News reported. At least 25 people were killed and more than a dozen suffered injuries in the attack.
The attack was carried out by armed gunmen and at least one suicide bomber. The terrorists targeted the 400-bed Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan military hospital in one of Kabul’s more affluent neighbourhoods, the New York Times reported.
The Islamic State, also known as ISIS-K, has taken responsibility.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, said the attack was carried out by several members of the Islamic State, including a suicide bomber who detonated his explosives at the gate to the hospital.
A car full of explosives outside the hospital also exploded, wounding dozens, and several Taliban fighters were killed and wounded in the ensuing gun battle, Mujahid said.

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