Afghanistan: 46 girls and women among 53 killed in suicide bombing at Kabul school

Multiple media reports claim that approximately 100 students from the institute were killed in the attack

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, October 03, 2022, 06:47 PM IST
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The death toll from the suicide bombing that took place Friday (Sept 30) in Afghanistan's Kaaj Educational Center has climbed up to 53, AFP reported.

Meanwhile, of the 53, 46 were girls and women killed in Kabul classroom, according to the United Nations.

"Fifty three killed, at least 46 girls & young women," the United Nations mission in Afghanistan said on Twitter, adding that another 110 people were injured in the bombing on Friday.

According to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), the death toll from Friday's college bombing in the Hazara neighbourhood is likely to rise further.

Earlier, on Friday the blast occurred in the 13th security area of Kabul, Taliban spokesperson Abdul Nafee Takour was quoted as saying by TOLO news.

There are multiple media reports claiming that about 100 students of the institute have been killed in the attack, however, the UNAMA said that its human rights teams in Kabul are helping to establish an accurate record of the college attack in the Hazara neighbourhood.

"Human toll from Friday's college bombing in #Hazara neighbourhood of Afghan capital continues to rise. 43 killed. 83 wounded. Girls & young women the main victims. Casualty figures likely to rise further. Verification process continues by UNAMA human rights teams in Kabul," tweeted UNAMA.

This explosion comes just days after a blast near Kabul's Wazir Akbar Khan neighbourhood sparked a global outcry. The recent explosion outside the Russian Embassy in Kabul was also strongly condemned.

This series of blasts come as the Taliban completed one year of its rule in Afghanistan following the ouster of the US-backed civilian government last year.

Altough most of the blasts against the Taliban government is carried out by the Islamic State – Khorasan Province (ISKP), no responsibilities have spo far been taken by the terrorist organization this time.

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