Afghan security personnel evacuate a baby from a hospital that was attacked in Kabul (Reuters)
KABUL/JALALABAD: Gunmen attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday where the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders runs a maternity clinic, killing 16 people, including two newborn babies, officials said. In a separate attack the same day, a suicide bomber struck the funeral of a police commander, attended by government officials and a member of parliament, in the eastern province of Nangahar, killing at least 24 people and injuring 68.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either attack. The Taliban denied involvement in both. The Islamic State militant group operates in Nangahar.