It is to be noted that a part of this hospital is run by an International Humanitarian Organization. Doctors are without borders. More than 40 people were killed in two terror tacks in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Kabul: the investigating agency in Kabul that is investigating the twin blasts at Kabul and in the eastern province of Nangarhar on May 12th, 2020, suspected the role of Haqqani’s network behind this fedayeen attack. It is the Afghanistan Security Agency that is investigating the blasts. Many gunmen disguised as policemen attacked a hospital in Kabul and killed 16 people which included two new-born babies.
Notably, a part of this hospital is run by an International Humanitarian Organization. Doctors are without borders. Over 40 people were killed in these two terror attacks in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s former deputy minister of defence, Tamim Asey, said that anybody who knows the ABC of the Afghan security-intel landscape knows that only Haqqani had such operational capabilities to launch an attack in the highly guarded city of Kabul.
“The Q is not IF but HOW? ISKP has a long-standing relation with Haqqani. Furthermore, anybody who knows the ABC of the Afghan security-intel landscape knows that only Haqqani had such operational capabilities in a highly guarded and heavily scrutinized city like Kabul,” tweeted Tamim Asey.
A suicide bomber targeted the funeral of a police officer in the Nangahar province in another terror attack. 24 people were killed in this terror attack. The government and police officials were also present in the funeral, when this terror attack took place.
The Afghanistan Security agency has meanwhile arrested the top ISIS commander, Zia-Ul-Haq. He is also known as Abu Omar Khorasani. They also arrested two other top Daesh leaders.
A joint operation organized by the Afghan Police and the National Directorate of Security or the NDS, special forces apprehended Khorasani. He is a Daesh leader for the South and east areas of Asia and is an Afghanistan citizen. He lives in the Kart-e-Naw area of Kabul city.
The other two terrorists were the terror group leader head of public relations and its intelligence head. They were also apprehended.
The NDS in a statement after the raid said, “The group was comprised Daesh and Haqqani network members and led by Sanatullah, a Daesh commander, and was involved in the rocket attack on President Ghani’s inauguration ceremony, the attack on the Sikh temple in Kabul.’’
The Ministry of External Affairs, or the MEA of Government of India issued a statement, strongly condemning the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. This statement said, “India strongly condemns the barbaric terrorist attacks against innocent civilians, including women and children, at the Dasht-e-Barchi hospital maternity ward, funeral in Nangarhar province and the Army check post in Laghman province on May 11-12. Such reprehensible attacks, including on mothers, newly born children, nurses, and mourning families are appalling and constitute crimes against humanity.”
The counter terror operatives from both India and Afghanistan believe that the Pakistani Agencies may be responsible for these attacks. “We are heading towards a dirty war where the master-puppeteers will only change names, flags and mode of operation of their puppets. This war will only get more savage and dirtier as we near peace. It will be carried out unmanned and without responsibility to please their masters,” tweeted Asey.
HamdullahMohib, who is Afghanistan National Security Advisor said that the Afghanistan government and its International partners have a responsibility to hold the Taliban and their sponsors accountable for security. Mohib tweeted that “The attacks of the last two months show us and the world that Taliban and their sponsors do not and did not intend to pursue peace. Their attacks this spring against Afghans are comparable to the level of fighting seasons. International partners have a responsibility to hold the Taliban and their sponsors accountable. The reason to pursue peace is to end this senseless violence. This is not peace, nor its beginnings.”
No one made an immediate claim of responsibility for either of the terror attacks. Taliban has denied its involvement in either of the attacks.
Indian security agencies are of the opinion that the Taliban will deny their involvement in these attacks because they would like to project their image as a responsible organization, in line with the US Taliban agreement. ISI will use the name of ISKP or of any unknown outfit to claim the responsibility of the attacks.
India said in a statement that “There can be no justification for such continued acts of terrorism. The perpetrators of such heinous acts and their sponsors and supporters should be held accountable and brought to justice. They should be forced to eradicate safe havens and sanctuaries that have abetted terrorism in the region for decades and caused immense miseries to an untold number of people in the region.”
Indian Security agencies have earlier expressed their apprehensions that the Pakistani agencies will carry on attacks on Indian embassies and consulates in Afghanistan, after the withdrawal of US troops.