Tuesday, September 27, 2022

An explosion near Kabul Schools has killed at least six civilians and injured 17 others.

An explosion near Kabul Schools has killed at least six civilians and injured 17 others.

By Muhammad Shoeb Amin

KABUL, Afghanistan ( Associated Press) – A bomb blast near the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed at least six people and injured dozens more, police say.

Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran and the city’s emergency hospital said a series of explosions were under investigation and further damage was feared. Many of the wounded are in critical condition, and some have been treated and released.

The blasts took place several miles (miles) near Abdul Rahim Shahi High School and near the Muttaz Educational Center, both in Shiite Muslim-majority Dasht-Barchi. No injuries were reported at the center.

Guards say 10 people were injured on the narrow road leading to the two-story high school. At the school, an Associated Press video reporter saw blood-soaked, burnt notebooks and children’s shoes on the walls.

The API contacted several security guards in the area, but they did not want to be named for fear that the Taliban would surround the area.

Witnesses say a suicide bomber blew himself up in a large compound that could hold up to 1,000 students. It was not immediately clear how many children were at the school at the time of the blast.

The school is educating students up to 6th grade after the Taliban-led insurgency in Afghanistan promised to allow all girls to attend school.

No one immediately took responsibility. The area has previously been targeted by an ally of the murderous Islamic State of Afghanistan, which has accused Shiite Muslims of being heretical.

The Children’s Aid Organization in Afghanistan strongly condemned the attack and said: “No school should be intentionally targeted, and no child should be harmed while going to school.”

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has joined Deborah Lyon, the UN special envoy to Afghanistan, to offer condolences to the families of the victims. He described the attack on the school as “horrific and cowardly.”

The Islamic State, also known as IS or IS in Krasnodar, has previously targeted schools, particularly the Shiite Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood. More than 60 children, especially girls, were killed in a bomb blast outside the school in Kabul in May last year, and in the Dasht e-Barchi neighborhood.

Last August, when the United States ended its 20-year war, ISIS presented its biggest security challenge to the Taliban.

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Associated Press correspondents Raheem Faiz and Tamim Ahgar contributed to the report, as well as Giyer Mulson in Islamabad and Berlin.

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