Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Sunday said assistance from inside Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital enabled the terrorists to carry out the attack, without such coordination it would have been impossible.
The commission investigating the atrocity found that terrorists has already stationed some people inside that helped them to carry out the attack.
“A terrorist cannot enter into hospital easily. They must have been helped by some others,” Dawlat Waziri, MoD spokesman said.
Waziri also said some of the people who have helped terrorists, have been arrested by security forces.
Earlier reports were that a doctor by the name of Nashir, who has a criminal background and was working in the hospital, had helped the terrorists to position themselves inside the military hospital.
Jawid Faisal, deputy spokesperson for the CEO however said all the people involved in the attack will be punished.
“Anyone who had a hand directly or indirectly in this attack, regardless of their position, will be brought to justice,” he said.
Political activists meanwhile criticized the defense ministry’s intelligence department for being unable to discover such attacks before it happened.
“Most Afghan National Army soldiers get killed because of weak intelligence and this must be changed,” said Ajmal Balochzada, political activist.
The question, how the terrorist made their way into the hospital and how they transferred weapons without being seen, has not been cleared up.
“The terrorists were not dropped from the sky on hospital. There are people inside hospital and in security departments that help them and it shows ANA weak intelligence,” MP Arif Rahmani said.
The MoD says the appointed commission had made progress in investigating the case and the result of the investigations will be shared with the public soon.
The attack was a very complicated and many questions remained unanswered.