Pak army chief 'expresses grief' over Kabul military hospital attack

| Updated: Mar 10, 2017 02:23 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 9 (ANI): Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday expressed grief over the recent attack on a military hospital in Kabul. According to the Radio Pakistan, a senior military officer telephoned the Afghan Ambassador and on behalf of COAS, expressed grief over the attack. "Senior Military Officer telephones Afghan Ambassador and on behalf of COAS, expressed deep grief over attack on military hospital in Kabul," tweeted Radio Pakistan. 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)