Death toll in Afghan hospital attack rises to 24: minister


The death toll in an attack on an Afghan hospital in which infants and nurses were killed has risen to 24, a health official said Wednesday. Three gunmen stormed a maternity hospital in Kabul on Tuesday as parents brought infants and children for appointments. The attackers were eventually killed in a lengthy clearance operation during which heavily armed Afghan security forces carried infants away from the scene ? at least one wrapped in a blood-soaked blanket.