11 March 2017

News Story: Security flaws enable terrorists to target military hospital - Afghans

KABUL, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Afghans largely have slammed the government over what they described "security entities failure" to check terrorist activities and protect the life and properties of ordinary citizens in the wake of bloody attack on Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital in Kabul that claimed scores of lives on Wednesday.

"Believe me I have lost the hope for future. The terrorists even do not spare hospital, the patients or the doctors. The terrorists' indiscriminate attacks usually claim the lives of ordinary people," lamented a Kabul resident Ghulam Dastgir in talks with Xinhua.

Lashing at government over what he termed as "failure" to prevent terrorist attacks in Kabul and other parts of the war-battered country, the depressed man stressed, "It is the responsibility of the government to protect the life and properties of its citizens."

In the deadly terrorist attack against Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital, the main military hospital in Afghanistan, on Wednesday for which the hardliner Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility, according to Afghan Defense Ministry's statement, 30 people had been killed and more than 50 others injured.

However, unofficial reports have put the number of those killed in the attack as high as 50 and more than 90 others injured.

Read the full story at Xinhua