Explosion near school - at least 40 people killed PHOTO
At least 40 people were killed and dozens injured, mostly female students, in several explosions at the Seyyed al-Shohada school, in the Afghan capital, Kabul.Source: Tanjug
"It is a joint high school for girls and boys who study in three shifts, the second of which is for students, who suffered the most in the attack," Najiba Arian, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Education, told the agency. He added that the majority of victims are girls.
Footage shown on local television "TOLOnews" showed dramatic scenes in front of the school, books and school bags scattered on the road with traces of blood, and residents rushing to help the victims.
Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said earlier that the number of dead was 25, but he did not specify the cause of the explosions, and a spokesman of the Ministry of Health said that 46 people have been transferred to hospitals so far.
Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that 25 people have been killed and 52 others injured in an #explosion at the Seyyed al-Shohada school in the 13th district of #Kabul this evening.— khate-nakhost (@KhateNakhost) May 8, 2021
According to him, these figures are changing.#BreakingNews #Afghanistan #afghanpeople pic.twitter.com/r9289jta1X
No group claimed responsibility for the attack, and Taliban spokesman Zabiulah Mujahid denied the insurgent group's involvement and condemned the incident.
No group or individual have so far claimed responsibility for the blasts. Taliban denied involvement in the attack by condemning it, Taliban spokesman Zabiulah Mujahid said.
#BreakingNews— khate-nakhost (@KhateNakhost) May 8, 2021
Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said that 35 people had been taken to hospitals as a result of an explosion in the area of the Seyyed al-Shohada school in the 13th security district of #Kabul.#Explosion #Afghanistan #BREAKING #Seyyed_al_Shohada_school pic.twitter.com/oe5DkAjQJq