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'They came to kill the mothers': Shock, blame swirl after Afghan hospital attack

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 15, 2020, 2:35 PM UTCBy Saphora Smith, Ahmed Mengli and Mushtaq YusufzaiThey came to kill mothers.That was the chilling assessment of a Doctors Without Borders representative in Afghanistan after gunmen stormed a maternity ward of a public hospital supported by the humanitarian organization in the west of the capital Kabul earlier this week.“They went through the rooms in the maternity, shooting women in their beds. It was methodical. Walls sprayed with bullets, blood on the floors in the rooms, vehicles burnt out and windows shot through,” Frederic Bonnot, the organization’s head of programs in A ...
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