According to the Bakhtar News Agency in Afghanistan, earlier on Tuesday (2nd), the Islamic State terrorist organization “Roshan Islamic State” attacked Sardar Daud Khan, who has 400 beds in the center of Kabul. Hospita) military hospital carried out the attack.
A group of terrorists entered the hospital building, clashed with the Taliban, and caused two explosions. The attack killed 23 people and injured 50, including women and children. The commander of the Kabul Army, Hamdullah Mukhlis, was killed in the attack and became the highest-ranking figure to die in the attack since the Taliban took the capital Kabul in August.
According to reports, Mohlis is a member of the hard-line armed group Haqqani Network and an officer of the special forces Badri Corps. After receiving the news of the attack on Sardar Todhan Hospital, Mohlis rushed to the scene immediately.
Qari Saeed Khosty, a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Interior, said that special forces arrived at the scene of the incident after hearing the news and participated in the blockade. The Taliban used thousands of police forces to blockade the scene, and all the militants who attacked the military hospital have been wiped out.
Hospital sources said that an assailant blew himself up in front of the gate. The hospital has now returned to normal.
This hospital suffered similar attacks in 2011 and 2017. In the 2011 incident, a Taliban suicide attacker entered the building and killed 6 people; in 2017, a gunman dressed as a medical staff shot and killed 30 people.
According to reports, the Taliban intensified their offensive against the Afghan government forces in early August and moved forward rapidly in Afghanistan. They entered the capital Kabul on August 15 and took control of the presidential palace. On the 16th, they announced that the war in Afghanistan had ended. The U.S. Department of Defense ended its withdrawal from Afghanistan at midnight on August 31, ending its 20-year military presence in the country. The Taliban announced the control of Panjshir Province on September 6, and announced the list of members of the Afghan Interim Government the next day. While re-imposing strict Islamic laws, the country’s governance model will be clarified within a few days. But the Taliban regime has not yet been recognized by any foreign government.
Although both ISIS-K and the Taliban are hardline Sunni Islamic radicals, they differ on the interpretation and strategy of Muslim laws. Both sides declared each other as enemies.