35 killed after suicide bomb blast inside school in Kabul: UN

A file photo of the study hall of the Kabul school where the suicide attack took place on Sept 30, 2022. [Photo: Twitter]

A day after the deadly attack was reported in Afghanistan, the United Nations mission in the country said that the death toll from a suicide bombing of a classroom in Kabul has risen to at least 35, AFP reported on Saturday.

On Friday, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a study hall in the Afghan capital’s western district of Dasht-e-Barchi as hundreds of pupils were taking tests in preparation for university entrance exams.

The neighborhood is a predominantly Shiite Muslim enclave and home to the minority Hazara community.

“The latest casualty figures from the attack number at least 35 fatalities, with an additional 82 wounded,” the international news agency quoted the UN mission as saying in a statement.

Kabul police have so far said that 20 people were killed and 27 others wounded. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack at the Kaaj Higher Educational Centre.


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