While many were sleeping here in the U.S., a horrible terrorist attack was being carried out in a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan half a world away.
Early Wednesday morning, a group of Muslim terrorists walked into a hospital in Kabul and brought terror down on the heads of the innocent people gathered there. At least 30 people were killed, and more than 50 were wounded during a 6-hour siege at the biggest, and best equipped hospital in Afghanistan.
A suicide bomber set off an explosion at the south gate to the Sardar Mohammed Daud Khan hospital before three gunmen entered the building and made their way to the second and third floors, said Sediq Sediqqi, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman.
The gunmen killed and wounded doctors and hospital employees and injured Afghan soldiers, according to an Afghan Defense Ministry statement.
Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer condemned the attack and vowed revenge for his people.
— Dr. Abdullah (@afgexecutive) March 8, 2017
And the U.S. Embassy’s official statement said that there was “no possible justification” for an attack on a hospital where society’s most vulnerable are being ministered to.