2020-05-17 18:07:30 UTC
Afghan maternity ward attackers 'came to kill the mothers'
The cold-blooded murders of 24 women, children and babies at a
hospital in the Afghan capital were horrific enough.
But as Frederic Bonnot made his way through the bullet-riddled
maternity unit, he realised something more.
Warning: Readers may find details in this story upsetting
The attackers had walked straight past a number of other wards, all
closer to the entrance of Kabul's Dasht-e-Barchi hospital, and made
straight for the maternity unit.
To him, it meant one thing: this was no mistake.
"What I saw in the maternity demonstrates it was a systematic shooting
of the mothers," Bonnot, Head of Programmes for Médicins Sans
Frontières (MSF) in Afghanistan, said. "They went through the rooms in
the maternity, shooting women in their beds. It was methodical.
"They came to kill the mothers."
Religion of peace hardly.