Human Rights Watch: Attack on Maternity Hospital Is ‘War Crime’

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemns recent attack on a maternity clinic run by MSF and calls it “war crime”.

نویسنده: TKG
14 May 2020
Human Rights Watch: Attack on Maternity Hospital Is ‘War Crime’

In a press release the Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned the deadly attack on a maternity clinic in west of Kabul city, and has called it “war crime”.

“The attack by unidentified assailants on a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 12, 2020 shows blatant disregard for civilian life and is an apparent war crime,” Human Rights Watch said in the press release.

Patricia Gossman, associate Asia director at Human Right Watch said in the press release that the “attack on a maternity clinic is simply unspeakable.”

Earlier on Tuesday, May 13, assailants stormed a hospital in west Kabul, which is run by Doctors Without Border/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), leaving dozens of civilians, including women and infants killed and injured.

Following the attack, a consecutive appalling attack took place in the eastern Nangarhar province, leaving 32 civilians killed and more than a hundred injured.

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned the attacks in strongest terms and ordered the Afghan security and defense forces to shift from defensive position to active offensive position and resume their attacks against the Taliban militants.

But the armed Taliban denied claiming responsibility for the attacks, and in reaction to President Ghani’s order said they were fully ready for any offensive operations, adding that for any ramped up violence, the “Kabul Administration” will be responsible.

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