China 'shocked' over Kabul military hospital attack

| Updated: Mar 10, 2017 04:45 IST

Beijing [China], Mar. 9 (ANI): China on Thursday expressed 'shock' over the recent terror attack on a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan and condemned it. "We are shocked by the terrorist attack and strongly condemn it. The Chinese side deeply mourns for the victims, and expresses sympathy with the injured and the bereaved families. We will stand firmly with the government and people of Afghanistan in their fight against terrorism to safeguard stability of the country and safety of the people," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said in a press conference. Earlier in the day, Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed grief over the attack. Radio Pakistan reported that a senior military officer telephoned the Afghan Ambassador and on behalf of COAS, expressed grief over the attack. On Wednesday, gunmen disguised as medical personnel stormed a military hospital near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing at least 30 people in a six-hour siege before Afghan security forces killed the attackers. The ISIS-affiliated news agency Amaq said the terror group claimed responsibility for attacking the Sardar Daud Khan Hospital also known as "the 400-bed hospital," the country's biggest and best-equipped medical facility. More than 50 people were also wounded in the attack. (ANI)