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Afghanistan: Baby girl survives 2 bullets right after her birth

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

20th May, 2020. 08:41 pm
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Afghanistan: Baby girl survives 2 bullets right after her birth

On May 12, terrorists attacked the maternity ward of a government hospital run by the international organization Doctors Without Borders in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and killed newborns and mothers.

At least 24 people, including newborns, were killed in the terrorist firing.

The killing of infants and mothers saddened  people not only in Afghanistan but all over the world.

However, a girl who was shot by terrorists not one but two bullets in the same attack survived.

According to the British newspaper The Times, the baby girl, who was born three hours before the terrorist attack on the maternity ward of the Kabul hospital, survived despite being shot twice in the leg.

According to the report, three hours before the attack, the girl was born and got shot  with two bullets in one leg, hospital staff, including the doctors, feared that her life would not be saved, however, the girl remained safe.

Unfortunately, Nazia, the mother who gave birth to the baby girl, died in the terrorist attack and the girl’s father named his daughter after his wife.

The girl was taken to Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kabul after being injured, where doctors operated her, and within hours of the operation, she began to shake her leg.

According to experts, they are amazed at how such a young girl survived the bullets and expressed hope that the newborn girl will fully recover soon.

On the other hand, according to a report of the news agency AFP, a woman gave birth to a child at the same time when the terrorists were firing in the maternity ward.

The report quoted a female nurse at the hospital as saying that while the shooting was going on in one ward of the maternity clinic, a woman gave birth in another ward at the same time and the woman was instructed to remain silent. And she did not cry due to the  pain.

The nurse said that after giving birth to the baby, the mother put her finger in the baby’s mouth to stop the baby from crying and she herself quietly endured the pain and suffering.

Also Read: Afghan women breastfeeding orphaned infants after Kabul attack


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