ISIL gunmen disguised as doctors storm Kabul hospital, killing dozens in hourslong attack
March 8, 2017
KABUL, Afghanistan – Gunmen disguised as doctors stormed a military hospital in the Afghan capital Wednesday morning, leaving at least 30 people dead and scores injured after a bombing and a six-hour gun battle. The assault was claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
A suicide bomber detonated explosives at the front gates, then gunmen opened fire on guards stationed inside the fortified medical compound. Several attackers were able to reach the second floor, where they fought police special forces much of the day. Military officials said the attack was quelled by about 4 p.m.