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Militants blow up under-construction Badakhshan hospital

Militants blow up under-construction Badakhshan hospital

Aug 14, 2015 - 16:22

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon have torched an under-construction hospital building in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Friday.

Deputy police chief Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari told Pajhwok Afghan News that hundreds of armed rebels stormed police check posts late on Thursday in Tagab district.

The gun battle last six hours in which two armed rebels were killed and seven others wounded, he said, adding that security forces remained unhurt in the firefight.

Armed rebels fired several rockets on the under-construction hospital which completely destroyed the building, Haidari said. 

Security, however, he said was under control in the area. Taliban have not commented on the incident as of yet.



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