After struggling to get pregnant for years, Zainab gave birth to a boy on Tuesday in #Kabul. She named him Omid, 'hope' in Dari. She spent 7 years trying to have a child, waited 9 months to meet her son and had just 4 hours with him before he was killed.
"She spent seven years trying to have a child, waited nine months to meet her son and had just four hours with him before he was killed."
After struggling to get pregnant for years, Zainab gave birth to a baby boy at a small hospital in Kabul. She spent 7 years trying to have a child, waited 9 months to meet her son and had just 4 hours with him before he was killed. #kabulattack
After struggling to get pregnant for years, Zainab gave birth to a baby boy at a small hospital in the southwestern corner of Kabul. She named the boy Omid, meaning 'hope' in Dari 1/6
"After struggling to get pregnant for years, Zainab, 27, gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday morning at a small hospital in... Kabul. She was overjoyed and named the boy Omid, meaning ‘hope’ in Dari." The baby was killed in yesterday's ISIS attack.
Maternity ward massacre shakes Afghanistan and its peace process
She spent seven years trying to have a child, waited nine months to meet her son and had just four hours with him before he was killed.
At least six newborns lost their mothers during this massacre—and two babies were among the dead. No group has yet claimed this attack on a maternity ward in Afghanistan.
“I brought my daughter-in-law to Kabul so that she would not lose her baby," said Zahra Muhammadi, Zainab's mother-in-law, unable to contain her grief. "Today we'll take his dead body to Bamiyan."
Sometimes evil is the only word one can appropriately use. This is one of those times.
"We gave him the name Omid. Hope for a better future, hope for a better Afghanistan and hope for a mother who has been struggling to have a child for years." Sad reality of a region where life has for some lost its sacrality.
"No group has claimed responsibility for the massacre of 24 people, including 16 women and two newborns. At least six babies lost their mothers in an attack that has shaken even the war-torn nation numbed by years of militant violence." #Afghanistan