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MSF condemns “deliberate” attack on Kabul hospital: “They came to kill mothers”

May 15, 2020

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator, Frederic Bonnot, denounced that the attack, which killed 24 people in a non-governmental hospital in West Kabul, was a deliberate attack to “kill the mothers.” “. who were admitted to the center’s maternity home.

“I came back a day after the attack and what I saw in the maternity home shows that it was a systematic shoot at the mothers who were there,” said Bonnot. “They went through the maternity room and shot the women while they were in their beds. It was methodical. The walls were covered with bullets, there was blood on the floor of the room, burned vehicles and shooting windows,” he said.

MSF, which has been supporting Dasht e Barchi District Hospital for six years, has confirmed that 26 mothers were admitted at the time of the attack, and reported that ten of them, along with many health workers, had managed to get to safety in safe rooms bring.

MSF condemns “deliberate” attack on Kabul hospital: “They came to kill mothers”
MSF condemns “deliberate” attack on Kabul hospital: “They came to kill mothers”

“None of the 16 mothers who were exposed to the attack were rescued: eleven were killed, three of them with their unborn babies in the delivery room and five others injured. There are two children and an Afghan midwife from Doctors Without Borders among the dead.” MSF said in a statement.