The death toll from a coordinated attack on a maternity ward in West of Kabul city has climbed to at least 24, the public health officials said.

Wahid Majroh, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health, confirmed Wednesday that the death toll from yesterday’s attack has risen to 24 people.

According to Majroh, at least 16 others also sustained injuries during the attack.

A group of armed men attacked the maternity ward of a 100-bed hospital in Dasht-e Barchi area in West of Kabul city early on Tuesday.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack although reports indicate the offshoot of ISIS terrorist group has claimed responsibility.

The Taliban had earlier rejected the involvement of the group’s fighter in the attack.


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