A horrendous attack at a maternity hospital in Kabul on Tuesday left 16 people dead, including two newborn babies, reported Reuters.
Gunmen wearing police uniforms ambushed the Dasht-e-Barchi Hospital, where the Nobel Prize-winning international charity Doctors Without Borders run a maternity clinic.
The culprits murdered babies, pregnant women and children while injuring at least a dozen other people. No group has taken responsibility, the evidence would suggest that the attack came from Daesh, the only group that has not treated hospitals as off-limits for attacks.
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Following the transgression, Pakistani celebrities and cricketer Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to condemn the brutality, voicing their support for the innocent lives lost.
The latter wrote on Wednesday, "The attack on innocent children and women in Kabul in the holy month of Ramzan is barbarianism. #Kabulattack"
The attack on innocent children and women in Kabul in the holy month of Ramzan is barbarianism.#Kabulattack— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 12, 2020
His tweet was followed by popular actor Hamza Ali Abbasi who said, "#kabulattack no words to describe this tragedy. Allah is watching."
#kabulattack no words to describe this tragedy. Allah is watching.— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) May 13, 2020
His wife Naimal Khawar also held no reservations in expressing her disdain. "What a sad day for Humankind. Ya Allah khair," she said.
Whereas popular actor and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz recipient Mehwish Hayat felt that the attack was beyond religious concerns. "Truly appalled by the attack on a Kabul Hospital. Who in their right mind kills women and newborn babies?" she asked.
"How can these depraved sickos live with themselves after taking these innocent lives?! This is beyond religion, we have lost sight of humanity itself! #kabulattack," reserved the Chhalawa actor angrily.
Truly appalled by the attack on a Kabul Hospital. Who in their right mind kills women and new born babies???? How can these depraved sickos live with themselves after taking these innocent lives?! This is beyond religion we have lost sight of humanity itself! #kabulattack— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) May 13, 2020
In a separate attack the same day, a suicide bomber struck the funeral of a police commander, attended by government officials and a member of parliament, in the eastern province of Nangahar, killing at least 24 people and injuring 68.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either attack.
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