Yesterday's morning and as usual I went to work , I entered the governmental clinic's building , I went to my department , joined my colleagues in a usual conversation , because working starts at 9 am , and if we come earlier we sat together and talk about different issues.
It was 8:40 am and every thing was normal and like any other day , but then there was a loud explosion and the whole building was shacking like it's an earth quake , the sound of glass breaking mixed with the cars' alarm sirens with dust and smoke that covered the whole place followed by the sounds of objects and shells falling from the sky , hitting the department's ceiling and the parked cars , after that there was a terrible silence mixed with the continuing cars' alarm.
the silence was really horrifying it felt like years of silence although it was just few seconds, the faces of my colleagues are pale with a look seems to be shared by all of them , that look on their faces greatly explained what's in their minds , then one of them jumped with a smile on his face and said:"we're alive , thank god we're alive , I think it was so neeeeeear".
He was right , it was an explosive pack at the gate of the clinic , I don't know if we were the target , but it's at the gate , who else? it's at the entrance door , how could they plant it and the national guards are 50 meters away? what were they doing when they planted the pack?
We rushed to see what happened (the clinic used to be a big house before it was a clinic so it has the design of a house ; each room is a department) my department is somehow far from the street. We went to the clinic's door to see what was that , all the dentists and nurses rushed from their departments heading to the entrance door.
On my way to that door I was running and the sound of glass breaking under my foot remembering me of how thankful should I be for being alive , the smoke and shells scattered on the floor makes me so worried about who was injured or dead.
We reached the door and everyone was standing there watching the site where the explosive pack has exploded , I immediately asked :"anyone injured?" , one of the guards said :"thank god no one was killed , but the guard's chief was slightly injured in his head" I asked him where he is now , because I wanted to check on him.
he was in the guards room , with a hit on his head , it was nothing serious.
No one died or injured ; that's a blessing , it was because of the cars that were in front of the pack , those cars absorbed the impact and shells , those cars saved many lives who could have been lost in that day.
when we checked the shells of the bomb that was used , it was clear that it's a small explosive pack , it was meant to scare us or terrorize us , it wasn't to kill a lot. but it was an explosive pack at the entrance door of the clinic , if they want to kill they can easily do that the next time , no one is safe , no one can assure his safety.
after we checked the site , the glass and shells were cleaned , everything returned to normal like nothing happened , I took some pictures and we sat together again talking about why it was planted there?and was it to scare us? but we didn't treat anyone that day , we just left earlier.
Today was a normal working day we treated patients normally , everything was like any other day , except for the glass which was broken , and some air conditioners which were damaged from the shells.
here are some photos that I have taken after the explosion for one of the brave cars! the guards room and the explosion site.