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Doctors Without Borders stops working in the Kabul maternity home after the attack, which killed 25 people

June 15, 2020

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced on Monday that it would cease operations in the Kabul maternity home, where 25 people, including 16 mothers, were killed in a terrorist attack on May 12.

In the attack on the Daste Barchi maternity facility in Kabul, 25 people were killed, 16 of whom were mothers and five died at birth. The victims include an NGO midwife, two children and six others.

Médecins Sans Frontières said that it made this decision after verifying that the mothers, babies and health workers were the deliberate target of the attack, and that they were while providing accurate information about the perpetrator or the reason for the attack wait to believe that they may have registered other similar attacks.

Doctors Without Borders stops working in the Kabul maternity home after the attack, which killed 25 peopleDoctors Without Borders stops working in the Kabul maternity home after the attack, which killed 25 people

In a statement, the non-governmental organization said that one month after the attack, it still has very little information about the attack, the authorship of which has not been claimed. The Afghan government attributed authorship to the Taliban and the militiamen distanced themselves from the attack. Some representatives of foreign governments publicly referred to the Islamic State’s Afghan subsidiary.