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Afghanistan: Many dead after attack in Kabul

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At least 19 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at an education center in the Afghan capital Kabul. According to police, 27 were injured. It is feared that the number of victims will continue to rise.

A suicide attack has been carried out on an educational institution in the Afghan capital Kabul. At least 19 people were killed and 27 injured, police said.

The assassination took place in the district of Dashte Barchi, which is mostly inhabited by the Shia Hazara. According to the educational institution, the students were completing a university entrance exam when the explosive device was detonated.

Ambulances remove the dead and injured

The number of victims could still rise. An eyewitness reported to the dpa news agency that ambulances were still taking away the dead and injured hours after the explosion.

When the Taliban took power, they closed schools for girls from the seventh grade upwards. Private educational institutions offer older girls the opportunity to continue their education.

To the fact no one has known. Since the Taliban took power in August 2021, attacks on civilians have primarily come from the terrorist militia “Islamic State” (IS). The Shia Hazara are particularly vulnerable to persecution and threats from IS.