The death toll from Islamic state (IS) claimed attack on a military hospital in Kabul has risen to 40, mostly doctors and patients, a source said on Wednesday, the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital this year.
The attack followed by two explosions, one of which was triggered by an explosive-packed car parked in the compound of the hospital at 9:00 AM Wednesday morning.
The assualt was ended after four involved attackers have been gunned down by the Afghan security forces backed by the foreign troops at the scene.
The gunmen, dressed as medical personnel, had taken position on upper floors of the hospital, battled security forces for hours, officials said.
"At least 40 people dead, more than 90 injured in the attack on Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital in Kabul," a source on condition of anonymitytold 1TV.
However, the Afghan Defense Ministry, spokesman, Dawlat Waziri, earlier said that at least 30 dead and more than 50 injured in the incident.
Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, downed by Taliban.
The assault comes a week after Taliban attacked targets in different parts of Kabul, including a police headquarter, in west of the city, killing more than 20 people and injuring over a hundred.