Several explosions rock a boys’ school in Kabul, the Afghan capital, at least 6 people killed and dozens injured


At least three explosions rocked a boys’ school on Tuesday (April 19th) in Kabul, the Afghan capital, local police said.

Six people were killed and dozens injured, a local source told Sputnik.

Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran said on Twitter that the blasts occurred at Abdul Rahim Shahid High School and “caused casualties among our Shia brothers”.

The incident apparently happened as the students were leaving their classes.

Ehsanullah Amiri, a reporter who covers Afghanistan for The Wall Street Journal, tweeted that a “suicide bomber” hit a school in Dashte Barchi in Kabul, a predominantly Shia neighborhood.

He wrote: “The blast happened in the main exit of the Abdul Rahim Shahid School where there were crowds of students, a teacher told me who surprisingly escaped the attack. Many fear losses.”

TOLOnews reported that the Home Office confirmed the explosion and said an investigation had been opened into the incident and details would be released later.

Citing eyewitnesses, the media also reported that the explosion near the “Mumtaz” training center in western Kabul was caused by a hand grenade.

According to the report, at least five people were injured.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

After taking control of Afghanistan last year in August, the Taliban claimed to have secured the country.

However, international officials and analysts say the risk of a resurgence in militancy remains.

Additionally, the Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for several major attacks.


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