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Afghanistan: Security forces kill two gunmen entering Kandahar hospital

The gunmen attacked Mirwais Hospital, which provides health services to war victims, including the Afghan army and the police.(Representative image) Photograph: (Getty)

WION Kandahar, Afghanistan Sep 12, 2016, 09.35 AM (IST)
As two gunmen entered Mirwais hospital in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar today, a freelance journalist at the spot live-tweeted the incident.

Both the attackers were confronted by security forces as soon as they entered the hospital, Reuters reported.

Feroz Mahbobi, a freelance journalist based in Afghanistan, first tweeted that the insurgents had entered the surgery ward and were firing. 
A few hours later he tweeted that both the gunmen were killed, one NDS officer was injured and officials said that there were no other casualties.
Spokesman for the provincial governor of Kandahar Samim Khpalwak said, "So far, no patients, visitors, hospital personnel or our security forces have been hurt."

"We are taking steps forward very carefully."

The identity of the gunmen was not known or their affiliation to any insurgent group. 

The Mirwais Hospital is a regional facility which provides health services to war victims, including the army and police, reported Reuters.

(WION with inputs from Reuters)
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