A baby shot twice during a massacre in a maternity ward miraculously survived the ordeal.
The newborn was beaten twice in the leg by suspected ISIS members during a raid on a maternity ward in Kabul, dressed as police officers on Tuesday.
Twenty-four people, including mothers, nurses and newborns, were killed in the bloody attack.
From the massacre came a strip of light in the shape of a baby who was only three hours old at the time of the attack, The Times reported.
Doctors have operated on the child’s leg and she is now recovering well.
Tragically, her mother died in the attack.
After resting his wife Nazia, her husband Rafiullah named their newborn daughter after her.
Dr. Noor ul-Haq Yousafzai, a hospital director, told the Times, “We set up the rift of Nazia so she can walk when she’s tall.
“But to see a newborn baby just three hours old shoot twice. Everyone is shocked. This is inhumane. “
Another woman gave birth in silence as the attack continued around her.
She was helped by my midwife who cut the umbilical cord with her hand.
There were 26 mothers in the hospital on Tuesday.
Eleven of them were killed in the hours-long attack, including three in a delivery room with their newborn babies.
Five were injured.
Another 10 managed to find their way to ‘safe rooms’, which are common in Afghanistan.
The Barchi National Hospital is managed by the international humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Taliban, which made a deal with the United States in February, paved the way for the withdrawal of US troops and the end of America’s longest war, denying responsibility.
United States Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad, the architect of the Taliban pact, accused Islamic State militants of the attack, saying they were against any Taliban deal and attempted to unleash an Iraqi sectarian war in Afghanistan.
But Afghan officials in Kabul rejected Taliban denial.
“Neither the hands of the Taliban, nor their stained consciousness can be washed from the blood of women, babies and other innocents in the last senseless massacre,” Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Twitter.