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Explosion Near Kabul Hospital Kills 3 And Wounds 16

An explosion went off Tuesday at the entrance of a military hospital in Kabul, killing three people and wounding at least 16, health officials said.

The blast went off at the entrance to the Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan military hospital, the spokesman of the Taliban-run Interior Ministry, Saeed Khosty, wrote in a tweet. He added that special forces were at the scene.

City residents had reported two explosions in the area of the hospital in Kabul’s 10th district, along with the sound of gunfire.

An ambulance is seen as Taliban take security measures after a military hospital located in Wazir Akbar Khan region was hit by twin bombings in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Nov. 2. The first bomb exploded at the entrance of the Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan Hospital, the largest military hospital in Kabul. This was followed by a second bombing. (Bilal Guler/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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Later Tuesday, Sayed Abdullah Ahmadi, the director of the nearby Wazir Akbar Khan hospital, said his facility had received three bodies and seven people who were injured in the blast.

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An ambulance is seen as Taliban take security measures after a military hospital located in Wazir Akbar Khan region, was hit by twin bombings in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Nov. 2. (Bilal Guler/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Another nine injured were taken to the Afghanistan Emergency Hospital.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. In recent weeks, the militant Islamic State group has carried out a series of bombing and shooting attacks. IS is a rival of the Taliban and has stepped up attacks since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in a swift military campaign in August.