Afghanistan: 19 Hazara Shia Muslims killed, 28 injured in school suicide bombing
By Islamuddin Sajid
ISLAMABAD (AA): A suicide bomber blew himself up at an educational center in the Afghan capital Accept, killing at least 19 people and injuring 28 more on Friday morning.
The suicide bomber targeted Shia Muslim Hazara students, both boys and girls, at the Kaaj educational institution in the Dasht e Barchi neighborhood at 7:30 am local time (0300GMT). Officials said they were taking their examinations.
Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for the capital police, said the suicide bombing occurred in Kabul’s 13th precinct during an entrance examination for students at the institute.
“Unfortunately, 19 people were martyred, and 28 others were injured,” he said in a statement.
“Attacking civilian targets proves the enemy’s inhuman cruelty and lack of moral standards,” he added.
People were seen whaling and calling for aid in footage that was quickly shared on social media.
No group has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack.
Last week, a car bomb exploded outside a mosque in the Afghan city of Kabul as worshipers were leaving after Friday prayers, killing at least seven people and injuring 41 others, including children.
Mulawai Mujeebur Rehman Ansari, a well-known pro-Taliban Islamic preacher, was among 18 individuals killed on September 2 when a suicide bomber blew himself up during Friday prayers in western Herat city.
The terror group Daesh/ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
In recent months, the terrorist organization has intensified its activity in many parts of the country, posing a threat to the Taliban’s security, which regained power in August of last year.
Additional report by The Muslim News
[Map of Afghanistan by CIA Factbook/Public Domain]
The post Afghanistan: 19 Hazara Shia Muslims killed, 28 injured in school suicide bombing appeared first on The Muslim News.