Afghan commandos (C/REAR) arrive at the site of an explosion in Kabul on March 8, 2017. / AFP / SHAH MARAI
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Gunmen dressed as doctors attacked a military hospital close to the U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Wednesday and were engaging security forces inside the building, officials and witnesses said.A security official said the attack began with an explosion at the rear of the 400-bed Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital and three to five attackers with automatic weapons and hand grenades entered the complex.The attack on the hospital, across the road from the heavily fortified U.S. embassy, underlines warnings by government officials that high profile attacks in Kabul are likely to escalate this year as the Taliban step up their insurgency.
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