25 Jun '11, 12pm

60 dead in Afghan hospital bombing: PULI ALAM, Afghanistan: A huge car bomb at a hospital Saturday killed 60 in

60 dead in Afghan hospital bombing: PULI ALAM, Afghanistan: A huge car bomb at a hospital Saturday killed 60 in

PULI ALAM, Afghanistan: A huge car bomb at a hospital Saturday killed 60 in Afghanistan's worst attack for three years, days after US President Barack Obama said 10,000 US forces would leave the country this year. The brazen suicide attack in Logar province, about 75 kilometres south of the capital Kabul, killed women and children and also wounded 120. As an eyewitness described horrific scenes of victims on fire following the blast in the usually safe Azra district, officials described the attack as "unprecedented" in the near-decade-long Afghan war. "Sixty of our countrymen including children, women, youths and men... have been martyred and 120 others including health workers have been injured," the ministry of public health said in a statement. "This inhumane act is unprecedented in the history of the conflict in our country and targeted a place where wounds are healed ...

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