BREAKING: Suicide bombing in Kabul kills more than a dozen

Via Reuters
Via Reuters

A suicide bombing on Saturday killed at least 13 people and injured more than 30 outside an educational facility in Kabul, the Afghan capital.

Tariq Arian, the spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the explosion occurred in the western part of the city in a mainly Shiite Hazara-dominated area.

"A suicide bomber wanted to enter the center of education," Arian said. "But the center's guards identified him, after which he detonated his explosives in the alley."

No group claimed liability for the bombing. In the past, the so-called Islamic State (IS) has targeted educational centers, particularly where Shiite Hazara is the majority of learners.

In 2018, the IS attacked the Mahdi-e Maywood educational center in the area, killing dozens of people.

Any connection to that attack was rejected by the Taliban.

More attacks despite peace talks

Violence between the Taliban and the Afghan forces has been on the rise recently, although the two sides have started peace talks in Doha to end the decades-long conflict.

Not the only violence in Afghanistan on Saturday was the Kabul bombing, as a roadside bomb killed nine people in eastern Afghanistan, near the city of Ghazni.

Two policemen who were traveling to the scene of the first roadside bomb were killed by a second roadside bomb. No one claimed liability for the bombs on Saturday.

At least 50 people were killed in attacks over the past week on Friday, the rights group Amnesty International said, accusing the Taliban and the Afghan government of failing to protect people.

The world must sit up and take notice of it. On a daily basis, Afghan civilians are being slaughtered, "said Omar Waraich, the group's head of South Asia."


Publish : 2020-10-24 21:36:00

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