• publish: 19 September 2019
  • time: 4:54 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 10436
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Suicide attack on hospital in Zabul left 72 dead and wounded

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 90 wounded in a suicide bombing on a hospital in Zabul.

Hospital visitors used shawls and blankets to carry casualties inside the heavily-bombed building, while the worst of the wounded were rushed to hospitals in nearby Kandahar.

The explosion destroyed part of the hospital in Qalat, Zabul, and wiped out a fleet of ambulances.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack, which is the latest in a series of near-daily assaults on the stricken country since peace talks with the US collapsed earlier this month.

Suhail Shaheen, a spokesperson for the Taliban political office in Qatar, said a ceasefire had been part of a US-Taliban deal before US President Donald Trump declared it “dead”.

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