Infants, mothers killed in Kabul hospital attack

Securitymen inspect a site of an attack in Kabul (file photo).

Kabul: At least five people were killed and four others injured in an explosion that took place near a hospital in Kabul, officials said.

Afghan forces have rescued more than 40 people, TOLO News quoted Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, as saying.

A source told TOLO that the victims comprised three women, a child, and a member of security forces.

Local residents said that the sounds of two blasts and gunfire came from inside the hospital in the Dasht-e-Barchi area of PD13.

There is a guesthouse behind the hospital where foreigners are currently lodged and the attackers were trying to get inside, security sources told TOLO News.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Taliban has rejected their involvement.

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