Pompeo urges Taliban, Afghan government to bring hospital, funeral attacker to justice

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo speaks to reporters during briefing at State Department in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called on the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban to cooperate to bring to justice the perpetrators of attacks on a hospital and a funeral that killed dozens of people, including two newborn babies.

Pompeo in a statement called the attack on the hospital in Kabul, which housed a maternity ward, "an act of sheer evil," and he noted the Taliban denied responsibility for that attack and a suicide bombing on the funeral in eastern Afghanistan.

(Reporting by Jonathan Landay; Editing by Chris Reese)