This morning, at 8:30 am, Kabul was hit by yet another attack: a car bomb explosion. At this time of the morning the streets are very crowded, causing tens of deaths and hundreds of wounded in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, the embassy area.
So far, the EMERGENCY Hospital a few hundred yards away has admitted 70 wounded for surgery, and treated over 40 more with minor injuries in the accident & emergency ward. 7 people were dead on arrival. The accident & emergency ward is still full of patients.
The hospital also suffered some damage, but none of the staff was hurt and they are working tirelessly to assist the injured.
“We’ve been here offering surgical assistance to victims of war for 16 years. 16 years: yet this war not only gives no sign of ending, it’s becoming increasingly violent, even in the capital,” says Dejan Panic, Coordinator of the hospital.
Giorgia from the EMERGENCY Surgical Hospital gives an update on the attack: