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U.S. says Islamic State responsible for Kabul hospital attack

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U.S. says Islamic State responsible for Kabul hospital attack

U.S. says Islamic State responsible for Kabul hospital attack

The United States has blamed Islamic State militants - not the Taliban - for a gruesome hospital attack in Afghanistan this week that killed two newborn babies.

Joe Davies reports.

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The gruesome attack on an Afghan hospital on Tuesday (May 12) - that hit a maternity ward - is being blamed on Islamic State, and not the Taliban.

That's the assessment of the U.S. government now.

At least 24 people were killed in the attack on a hospital in Kabul, including two newborn babies.

Some surviving babies were left without a mother.

Aziza Kermani is one of a number of young mothers who've volunteered to breastfeed them.

''I have come here today to breastfeed these babies because they lost their mothers in the bloody attack.

I have a 4-month-old baby whom I left at home and came here to give them a mother's love by breastfeeding them.

I'm truly devastated that this crime was committed against our children.'' Originally, after the hospital attack and a separate suicide bombing in Nangarhar province that killed scores, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ordered the military to switch to what he called "offensive mode" against the Taliban.

The U.S. is saying though that it was an Islamic State trap to derail peace deal efforts with the Taliban.

And it would be a setback to U.S. President Donald Trump's stalled plans to bring an end to America's longest war.

The U.S. has renewed calls for Afghans to embrace a the troubled peace push.

But it's unclear whether declaring Islamic State responsible for the hospital attack will be enough to reverse the Kabul government's decision to resume offensive operations.

An affiliate of the Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the Nangarhar bombing, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

No one has claimed responsibility for the hospital attack.

The Taliban denies involvement in either attacks.

But regardless, the government has accused the group of fostering an environment in which terrorism thrives - or of working with other militant groups who could have been involved.




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