Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is on his way to a first-of-its-kind meeting in Switzerland today with world leaders, one that began with the deadliest violence in Afghanistan in more than a year. The focus is a Taliban truck bomb that killed 90 people at a medical center in the southern city of Kandahar. Attacks on medical centers and hospitals are not unheard of in Afghanistan, but a massive attack is still an act of war.
FOX’s Greg Palkot reports from Kabul:
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Mohammad Naser Tayeb and his wife, who is a doctor, survived the Kandahar attack. He stood outside the clinic, getting ready to go back to work.
Tayeb: I went back inside because I was too scared. I didn’t want to come out, but my wife is working there and she is caring for the patients who come to her.
The Taliban has so far carried out more than 200 attacks on medical centers across Afghanistan. Taliban leader Qari Salam Zaeef issued a message to Americans about the attacks:
(Zaeef) “You can come here, we’ll lay waste to you, our commander had informed us that Obama and the Obama administration are going to send NATO forces here at anytime.”
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called for an international commission to hold both sides accountable.
Greg Palkot, FOX News.