19 were killed in a suicide attack on an educational institution in Kabul

At least 19 people were killed and many injured in a suicide attack at an educational institution in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, police said.

Today, Friday, the attack was carried out in the Shia Hazara community in the western part of Kabul. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier, the Islamic State (IS) and other militant groups had carried out several deadly attacks in this Hazara area of ​​Kabul.

Kabul Police Spokesman Khalid Zardan said that 19 people died and 27 people were injured according to the official.

He said that the attack was carried out in an educational institution, where the entrance examination was going on.

Schools are usually closed on Fridays in Afghanistan.

“By attacking civilian targets, the enemy has demonstrated their inhuman cruelty and lack of moral standards,” Zardan said, without specifying who might have carried out the attack.

The official death toll is likely to rise; A hospital official told Reuters that 32 people had been killed.

Another Taliban official told Reuters that 33 people were killed, including female students.

Ghulam Sadiq, a local resident, said that he came out of the house after hearing a loud noise and saw smoke rising from the educational institution. Then he and the neighbors went ahead to help.

He said, “My friends and I managed to rescue 9 dead bodies and 15 injured from the blast site. Other bodies are lying under classroom chairs and tables.”

Since taking power in Afghanistan in August last year, the Taliban have said they have brought peace to the country after 20 years of war, but in recent months Afghanistan has been hit by a series of deadly explosions at mosques and other civilian areas.

In 2020, IS claimed responsibility for an attack on another educational institution in the western part of Kabul. 24 people including teenage students were killed in that attack.

Source: দৈনিক আজাদী by dainikazadi.net.

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